Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy Birthday, Nathan

I always do a birthday post for my family and today is no exception.  Nathan turns 24 today.  It's hard to believe I have a child that old!

Today I thought I'd do an acronym to talk about his character.  It's a bit difficult given the letters in his name, but I will do my best.  lol

N = Nice.  He really is a nice guy.  If you ask him to do something for you, he is willing.  He would give you the shirt off his back.  He will often take the unkindness of others without defending himself or being mean back.  In this day when so many are rude and unkind, it's a refreshing trait.

A = Affectionate.  Nathan generally likes people and is kind.  He never leaves the house or ends a text without telling us he loves us.  When he feels comfortable, he is warm and friendly.  He is loyal to his friends and family.

T = Tries his best.  Nathan works hard at everything he does and it frustrates him when he makes mistakes.  Yet, he never gives up and keeps working hard.

H = High hopes.  He has goals and dreams for his life and a lot of determination.  Even when faced with challenges, he wants to keep working towards his goals.

A = Accepts instruction.  It isn't always easy to hear criticism or advice and yet, Nathan generally accepts it and makes the necessary changes to improve himself.

N = Notices things around him.  He is very observant and because he has learning disabilities has really learned to rely on his power of observation.  He is sensitive to the emotions and attitudes of others.  He can pick up on someone's feelings.  He is empathetic to other's pain and suffering.  It's not a quality that many have and while it can be a burden, it is also a wonderful trait to have.

Happy Birthday, Nathan.  We love you and are proud of you!