I remember the first time we met her. There was nervous excitement as we started to walk towards her during breakfast at the JW Marriott in Washington DC during our CMN Hospitals Champions trip. I remember trying to keep my phone steady for a picture of her and Nate so I could share this amazing opportunity with our friends back home, but the picture ended up a bit blurry anyway. It didn't matter because OMG! It was a picture with Miss America!! What a once in a lifetime experience.
I don't remember the exact moment we fell in love with a woman we once just hoped for a blurry picture with. That feeling came quickly in the beginning and has grown into the greatest of loves, and we thank God for placing her in our lives. Kira is part of our family. Always and Forever. And we look forward to a lifetime of friendship.
*Professional photos taken by the amazing Bruce Boyajian