Natalie’s smile lights up her eyes.
Natalie and her buddy, Tucker (our miniature dachshund)
Natalie playing left field during a recreational softball league game.
Natalie broke her femur when she was five and had to wear a spica cast for nine weeks.
Natalie’s first trip to the South Carolina coast at six months old.
Natalie’s 12th birthday party, which was her last healthy birthday.
Natalie had to get stitches in her forehead after tripping on the driveway. At age two and a half, she wore her ER name band to show everyone she was a big girl.
Natalie at the Easter Egg Hunt at our church. She loved to help me when I was coordinator of the event.
Natalie was not happy with her daddy when he was late for their lunch date at her school.
Natalie loved snuggling with Tucker. He kept her company when she read or watched television.
Natalie’s close friends gathered at our home one year after her death to honor her memory.
Natalie with Amanda, Rebecca and Paige at our church’s youth ski retreat.
Natalie and Sydney clowning around during a family beach trip at Myrtle Beach.
Natalie and Geneva
Natalie loved Kathryn, and Kathryn spoke at Natalie’s funeral. They called each other Sissy.
The kids went Christmas caroling each year in our neighborhood.
Our church family came over to help out with yardwork and to pray over us.
Jordan, Giovanna, Will, me, and Maddie at UNC’s Relay for Life event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society.
Giovanna, Alex and Amanda painted the rock outside of the high school Natalie would have attended to commemorate her death anniversary.
Nat’s Sweet 16 rock at high school.
Natalie’s softball team celebrating after winning the league championship.
Natalie and her Quail Hollow Middle School friends at the awards ceremony.
Natalie loved baking cookies with Rachel and Cameran.
Natalie wanted to make Cameran feel special on her tenth birthday.
Natalie, Will and Tom visited me at my office two week before she passed away.
Natalie made Will a special birthday brownie for his sixteenth birthday.
Tom and I took Meagan shopping for a wedding dress.
Tom, Will and I at Will’s US Navy Officer Development School Graduation.
The Memory Table honoring Natalie at Will’s wedding.
The “reserved” seat for Natalie at Will’s wedding.
Meagan and Will at their wedding.
Will and Natalie entertaining each other one Sunday after church.
Tom drove over to Natalie’s school each day to walk to class. The limp she developed made it difficult for her to get around easily.
Amanda and Rebecca displayed a star in Natalie’s honor during a church retreat.
Natalie and her cousin, Bailey, playing at the beach.
My parents came to visit Natalie almost every day while she was sick.
Will and Natalie made Mother’s Day special for me.
Will and Natalie had a great time during our trip to Hawaii.
Natalie and her cousins during one of our summer beach trips.
Natalie illustrated these verses during her month-long stay in the hospital.