Nathan turns 13

I will keep it short and sweet, but today, my baby boy Nathan turns 13!!  I cannot believe I have two teenagers. He has been one of the lights of my life.  He has persevered and pushed past limits that I never knew possible. He struggles with so much, yet doesn’t complain.  He is my inspiration and I admire him greatly. I learn from him daily and he has brought so much joy to our lives.

Today we celebrate him and we are so thankful for a good trip to Disney world to welcome him to being a teenager. We could not have anticipated a better trip and look forward to another year of being his Mom and Dad ♡♡

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Madison Elisabeth 

I post all about Nathan on this page.  I never post about Madison, I respect her privacy and not wanting the attention, however today I am making an exception. 

Today, is our beautiful daughter’s 15th birthday. March 12, 2002 at 9:07 a.m. she entered this world and we could not have been more in love.  I loved her before I ever laid eyes on her, but when they placed her in my arms, it was a love that transcends words.  I knew my purpose.  I was made to be a Mom, HER Mom.

Madison has always been an old soul.  She has so much depth to her.  She is strong, compassionate,  loving, caring, kind, sweet, courteous, thoughtful, brave and the list could go on. She amazes me every day. She has done things that I could never do, she has conquered many of her fears and is truly coming into her own.
She has had to grow up fast.  With Nathan as her brother it has changed her.  She sees life very differently than most kids her age.  She has a different set of worries and fears.  But she wants so desperately to be just like all her other friends, she knows she is not, some days that is ok and some days it is not.  We are a very close family who support each other and I hope build each other up.

I wish for her the most wonderful year.  She deserves nothing but the best.  I certainly know how much she has changed our lives, and I know she is going on to change the world some day.  

We love you Madison and wish you a very Happy Birthday!

Mom and Dad