Thursday, May 1, 2008

you're beautiful...


...both of you.

Nate

95 comments:

Andrea said...

Aww!

Chaotic Reigns said...

Yeah...i am first :-) they are so very beautiful!!!

Kristen said...

Aww! x2

Rebecca said...

I completely agree... :)

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Amazingly beautiful!

Catherine said...

Beautiful.....

Two blessings from above said...

Very beautiful photos.
I love the way you capture such tender shots of your 2 girls.
Thanks for sharing!

Adrienne said...

ahhhhhh. no argument here.

bome62 said...

Hi Nate, yes i totally agree.You have two beautiful girls.
Bonnie
Washington,Missouri

Blessings From Above said...

Awww...The girls for looking so sweet, you for being so sweet!

kekkey said...

few things are more beautiful than a mother with her baby . . .

Emily said...

They are beautiful & I bet an especially beautiful sight for you!!! You are so lucky & they are very lucky to have you, Nate!
Emily

Cindi Martineau said...

Absolutely!

Nan said...

"Her children shall rise up and call her blessed." That was my first thought. They are beautiful!

TruePraise said...

Wow!

jamie said...

You're exactly right. They sure are....
*sniff*
Chokes a body up, it does.
God Bless you all
Jamie in Texas

Janet said...

Those might be your best pics yet, Nate!

Twila said...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Life is good.

Tricia Moran said...

What beautiful pictures Nate. They capture Tricia's outer and inner beauty and of course that beautiful little girl of yours. Still praying for continued healing and progress for you all. Prayers, hope and love, Tricia and Clan (N.VA) :)

Momofgirls said...

Nothing more beautiful than 2 living MIRACLES!

emilybudogs said...

Beautiful pictures....I live near Cincinnati and thought you might enjoy this story. Hopefully you haven't seen it yet. :)
http://www.wlwt.com/news/16116922/detail.html

Still praying for you all!

Emily said...

Fantastic pictures! What precious moments you all are getting to share.

cochran_ja said...

Melts my heart to see your two girls together! I am so happy for you and the work God has done in your life. May HE continue to be glorified through your story.
Jaime in GA

Chelle said...

WHo could ask for anything more...two beautiful girls, both on the road to recovery!
Continuing to pray for al of you.

Cara said...

SO beautiful.

Andy Lawrenson said...

Okay, so now I'm crying in band practice (don't ask why I'm not playing)

JW said...

You're a blessed man, Nate!

Nana2three said...

The pictures just take my breath away! Just to think of how far the Lord has brought each of you! And to think that there are those who doubt God!

Blessings,
Susan

asplashofsunshine said...

YES THEY ARE! Your heart, eyes, mind, and all of your being must smile all day long thinking about your two miracle ladies in your life.

Em said...

Yes, they are!!!

Lori said...

Absolutly beautiful.

WWW.ClayCleanse.Com said...

You're a talented photographer. But I admit you have great subjects:)

maggie said...

Beautiful camera work, too. Just gorgeous.

Kelly said...

Wow. Yes, they are both beautiful beyond words!! Such tender feelings of mom for daughter are captured in Tricia's eyes in the first picture--just amazing.

Barb said...

You certainly do have 2 beautiful girls!

Staci said...

Those are some sweet pictures. They are both beautiful. Tricia looks blissful!

Ellen said...

There's nothing like a mother and her baby.

mom2izzyandallen said...

Agreed!

JoythruHisGrace said...

Awe, how sweet! Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos of your girls - both of them!

ttulizzy said...

Yes, they are!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful pictures. It's such a miracle. Still praying in Michigan.

Denise said...

Great pictures...great subject matter.

Mountainmom said...

What a joy it is to see her holding that baby!! May God continue to bring quick recovery and full health to both so that you can soon have a "normal" life!
Lori in VA

amy smith said...

indeed!

L&DRNKY said...

That made me well up with tears--how beautifully amazing

joyfulmom said...

I agree with you, Nate. This reminds me that Mother's Day is in a few days ~ Tricia's first. Very beautiful.

Hugs from El Paso,
Karla

Donna said...

Breathtaking!

Ellen said...

Yes, yes they are!!

Danielle in MO said...

OH MY! How wonderful!

Wendi said...

Hi Nate, Tricia and Gwyneth,

I have been an avid reader for months, and my family has been following the hand of God on your lives. We are thrilled that things are going so well for you all!

I just wanted to let you know that my 15 year old daughter went to get her driver's license permit last week and we discussed organ donation. We discussed Tricia in fact. She whole heartedly agreed to be a donor. Made this momma proud!

The pictures are beautiful. Keep sharing, keep witnessing and keep loving!

candidchatter said...

Took my breath away and I just stared.

You are beautiful...

...all of you!

Heidi R.

Laurie said...

Beautiful is so true. I just love seeing Tricia holding her baby girl.
What a blessing to see, miracles in action. You are so blessed Nate, and I hope you realize that when you are all together back home with Nika, you are outnumbered by females.:) Praying for home for you soon!

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Angela R. said...

I would have to agree... they are both beautiful and amazing miracles!!!

Hugs
-Angela

Patty said...

Those pictures bring tears of happiness to my eyes!

Carrie said...

Beautiful Pictures!

Amy E. said...

Absolutely precious. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

April said...

so sweet! you ALL make a beautiful family. But I can also see how these pics stir your heart! so sweet and a miracle!!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.

Edwards gang said...

WOW!!

Fantastic pictures! They capture the peace, love and joy Tricia must be feeling as she finally gets to really snuggle with her precious miracle baby- the answer to so many prayers. You're a beautiful Mommy, Tricia!! We love you! :)

Club Sammich Cafe -Art,Angels and Miracles. said...

Beautiful miracles, Tricia and Gwyneth! Thanks for sharing Nate.
Really put those in a frame they
are beautiful.
Prayers still coming in behalf of your family

Club Sammich Cafe -Art,Angels and Miracles. said...

Beautiful miracles, Tricia and Gwyneth! Thanks for sharing Nate.
Really put those in a frame they
are beautiful.
Prayers still coming in behalf of your family

nicole said...

tricia has the best eyelashes ever!

Dawn Redd said...

Very beautiful. They are both beautiful by themselves, but when you put a child in his or her mothers arms, these are truly precious moments ( I am mommy of 4 w/ 1 one the way) for mommy, daddy and baby. Enjoys these moments, soon you will wonder if she was ever this small and sweet :)

Kim said...

They sure are.

mom22girls said...

brought tears of joy to my eyes:) what a wonderful husband and father you are. so touching. and to see tricia with her daughter, being a mother myself, ... the beauty of the love God gives us for our children takes my breath away. thank you for sharing as always!

Graham said...

precious.....

~ becky b

Leslie said...

What beautiful pictures of two beautiful girls! I am so happy for your family!

~j~ said...

you got that right Daddy, you have some real beauties the Lord has blessed you with. You are a very lucky man!

OBX MOM said...

They are both so beautiful.....inside and out!
Keeping you all in our prayers here in the OBX!

Froggymama said...

We're so happy for you and your beautiful girls. Everytime I check your blog and see such amazing progress I cry tears of joy.

Deb said...

Too True.

A Musing Mom said...

I "met " your story recentlty and am in awe of your plight. You are all beautiful and i will check back often. What a story you have. My thoughts are with you all and looking forward to the coming home shots SOON!

patricia said...

hello tricia & nathan
the new pics of you tricia with gwyneth rose are breath taking &
beautifu...nathan you ..have such a "good eye" when it comes to photography...i have no words to express just how wonderful it is to see you tricia with gwyneth.
there are alot of people here on long island (new york) who ask me each & every day how you all are doing, looking for updates, and expressing how happy they are for you guys...
still showering you & yours lovingly with praayers
always
patricia nelson

Scott said...

Very nice!

ajc4ever said...

Wow...they really are beautiful. You did a wonderful job capturing that fact in a picture.

WV to the VA said...

Thanks for sharing such a special moment with us. God's arms really are around your two girls. Just makes me say, "Thank you, God!"

The Smith Family said...

It is absolutely amazing how great Tricia looks! God is so good isn't he? Gwyneth seems to be doing just as well. It is so amazing how the world has watched God work in your lives- What a story to tell Gwyneth one day. Thanks for the photos- you call look great! I assume that Tricia took the photo of Nate at Duke Gardens? She did pretty good with the camera as well.

www.smithfamilyx6.blogspot.com

Magoon Family said...

Those are just perfect!

Magoon Family said...

Those are just perfect!

walkingbyfaith said...

They ARE beautiful! :)

Thank you for sharing.

bsmommy said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful gift of photography. These were powerful photos-how amazing to see Tricia getting the skin-to-skin contact with Gwyneth.
We have our Great Strides Walk tomorrow in our area-will be thinking of you three!

Julie said...

Aw! That is soo obviously from your heart Nate. Wow
They are too... and so are you...

Amy said...

... and you are a good photographer. Those pictures are beautiful!

Sincerely,

Amy

Jennifer Burgett said...

You are correct, they both are very beautiful!

Erika and Matt said...

Those are amazing pics of your girls! I especially love the one of Tricia looking down on Gwyneth. She has awesome eyelashes!

mrsnan said...

What beauties!

kpalm said...

What a gorgeous family!! So happy for you both that things are going so well. Quick (dumb)question: whats the function on the camera that you get the fabulous contrast? Anyway, will see you at the walk tomorrow! YAY!

Amy Lynn said...

I completely agree....They are BOTH just beautiful. :)
What precious pictures! You are a talented & gifted photographer.

Blessings!
Amy in Oregon

Casa de Castro said...

Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous - both of your miracles. Brings tears of joy to my eyes to see these beautiful pictures. Praise God for His goodness!

LoveLladro said...

yes they are!!! just gorgeous!

swallowingamoose said...

I think these are two of my favorite pics ever... well since the adorable fraggle rock one's. How precious! You are a lucky man to have such beautiful ladies in your life!

JulieMc said...

Absoutely beautiful. Both of them.
Julie from Alabama

Ruth said...

What precious, precious, precious photos! Definitely ones that need to be framed and hung at home, that's for sure!!! BEAUTIFUL!

Wendi said...

I am a mom with a 3 year old daughter with CF and I just would like to say, that although your story was hard emotionally for me to read at times, thinking about what my Emma may have to go through someday, you ALL are truly an inspiration. It's ironic b/c Emma's favorite place to be is the outerbanks in NC! I saw something about milepost 13...we stayed in Kitty Hawk and Kill Devils Hill when we were there. Emma loved the waves, the beach, and the "salty" air doesn't hurt either! I am absolutely amazed how your story worked out...the odds you all faced and the fact that they were conquered! The baby is beautiful and most of all as a mom with a daughter with CF, I am so happy for Tricia that she got a chance at a "new life" and got a chance to be a mom...that to me is what I hope for Emma too. We are sending our prayers your way...Nate, stay strong...you are doing a wonderful job and you must be a really great man...as well as Tricia, stay strong...keep positive. We are thinking of you all!!!!!

Wendi said...

Dear Nate, Tricia and Beautiful Baby,

Hi! I am a mom with a three year old with Cystic Fibrosis. Her name is Emma, and I would just like to say that your story is so inspirational. One of Emma's very favorite places to go from Pittsburg, PA where we live is the Outer Banks...she loves the beach, and the waves and the "salty" air never hurts! I just got on this site and I must say that it is so moving for me as a mom with a child with Cystic Fibrosis. I can't imagine what you all have been through but I am thrilled for Tricia that she was given the chance at a "New" life and granted the wonderful experience of being a mom! She and your baby are beautiful beings and we are praying for you! Although at times this is hard to read for me, b/c I envision, my little Emma going through some of these heart wrenching things, it gives me faith that in the end, it will work out! Thank you for sharing your story...we are doing great strides on May 18 th up here and in the last 3 years we've raised approximately 25,000 dollars to aid in the vital research needed to get the statistics up higher or our hope is that they eventually go away completely. Emma is doing well thus far...with a CRAZY schedule and it is such a busy life but she is so special and worth it. Much love to all of you.

Love, Wendi