I woke up in the night to hear Nathan coughing from his bedroom upstairs. His coughs were so hard and intense I thought he was going to be sick. I woke Ryan so he could go to the store and get some cough medicine and I went up to sit with Nathan. He was overjoyed to have company in his room in the middle of the night. It took only a couple of minutes before he was fully awake and fully talkative! We talked for the next twenty minutes while we were waiting on the medicine.
After Ryan returned we gave Nathan his dose of Tylenol Cold and were preparing to leave his room. When we had a very interesting conversation. I had mentioned a dream I had about Audrey wanting to buy property in Florida to build a house (talk about parent's dreams being pushed through the children). Nathan then had a few questions. He asked about living in North Carolina forever and expressed his desire to live here. But then he said if Audrey moves to Florida as a mom I will move wherever she does. Ryan piped up and told her that he could only do that if he is married. To which Nathan replied, "I want to be married in the temple."
Despite the fact that this conversation was at 3 a.m. it was sweet. Nathan loves his sister and wants to be wherever she is. And the fact that he is so young and has the goal and desire to be married in the temple is so wonderful and exactly what we as his parents wanted to hear.