I have recently become captivated by the story of a young couple not far from Matt’s and my age. I do not know them, and I am not even sure I know someone who knows them, but their story has totally captivated me just the same. Their names are Tricia and Nate and they live in the Outer Banks but are currently at the hospital at Duke University because Tricia has Cystic Fibrosis and is awaiting a double lung transplant but became pregnant and gave birth.
While I don’t always agree with their theology (they are very religious and their life is very much guided by their faith) or life decisions, I come back to Nate’s blog two and three times a day to see how things are going. I am constantly amazed by their love for each other, their faith, and their ability to see the bright side of life when faced with the grim reality that Tricia may not live and their very premature baby is still struggling to live.
They truley seem to be amazing people, and I am inspired by their story. Their love and faith amidst all this pain and suffering gives me hope and makes me want to somehow be a better person. I know that I won’t ever meet them, and I haven’t even posted any comments on their blog, but I sincerely hope that things work out for them. Somehow I know no matter what happens, they will be okay.