Through a series of speeches, presentations, and personal talks lately, I have willingly been encouraged to recollect and expound on the actions and emotions from the first few months of Nathan's life. Oftentimes portraying these emotions help those going through a new diagnosis or help others in the medical field giving new diagnoses to children and parents.
We knew early on that Nate had an illness that was serious and would more than likely be incurable. Each day as I would hold my sweet baby boy in my arms, I would look into his dark eyes and pray: "Lord, please give us wisdom and guidance to raise our son in a way that his life will touch everyone he meets. Let his light shine through this earth."
7 years later, the thought of this prayer brings so many tears. It is 7 years later that we see just how God has answered these prayers.
This boy with a joyous spirit, the tenderest of hearts, and a smile that lights up any room has literally traveled across our country this year truly touching the hearts of those he has met. In his short few years of life, he has accomplished more than most people have in a full lifetime. And every step of the way, he has created relationships that will last his entire life.
Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev...or in Nate's affectionate calling: "Miss Kiwwa". From the moment Nate and Kira met this past November, their relationship formed and grew...and grew...and grew.