Mother’s Day Baby

Mother’s Day has always been a big deal in our family. It started forty-eight years ago when my baby brother came into this world on Mother’s Day, May 14, 1967. He was a perfectly normal, big baby boy. He was named Nathan, which means ‘gift from God.’

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Before he was a year old he suffered from a high fever, which set him back a bit.

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The more challenges Nathan faced, the more gifts he gave us.

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The gift of enjoying the simple things.

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The gift of fun!

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The gift of tolerance and acceptance.

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Nathan shared his gifts with so many besides his immediate family.

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Nathan gave us the gift of learning to get the point across without the benefit of speech.

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The best gift was simply the gift of Nathan. The smile, the twinkle, the tease.

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