“…what could’ve possibly compelled me to move almost 2000 miles away from my home in Colorado? Here is a bit of the longer version…”
I grew up in a Lutheran church where I attended semi-regularly and participated in first communion and confirmation at the designated ages. By high school, I knew I wanted church to be part of my life, but I was easily distracted by busyness and the pursuit of success.
The Smith family recently moved to our church from the UK so Nathan could serve alongside our pastors in hopes of future deployment. In this interview, we’ll get to know his lovely wife, Clare.
Church has always been a priority for my husband, John, and me…we made a conscious decision to declare to the world that our commitment in marriage mirrors Christ’s commitment to his church. But sometimes things get tricky when kids are introduced, especially kids with special needs.
When our daughter Bailey was born in 2022, she aspirated on meconium during delivery and was put on a ventilator. Even when she was on the highest setting it could go, she still would not improve, so they decided to transport her to Nemours Children’s Hospital, where she was put on ECMO life support. The chances of her making it were insanely small…