I think the day Nate was born was the best day of Scott's life (our wedding day was way too hot to be in the running). Scott was so, so excited to become a dad. He wanted kids sooner and in greater quantities than I would ever even consider. When Nate came along, he was the happiest new father I've ever seen.
I think Scott's greatest strength as a human being is the way he embraces his role as a father. I mean, he's really, really good at it. And being Nate's father is extremely hard work in every way something can be hard work. Nate's condition taxes you physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and every other -ally out there. But Scott's love for and sense of duty to Nate is way bigger than any of that.
Can you see Scott, Nate, and his vent sitting down way out there? Scott was bone-tired by the time they got to that point. And there was still a very long way to go to get to the water. And Nate is SO heavy these days. And his vent is heavy. And it was hot. And the sand was hard to walk in. But Nate wanted to dip his feet in, so Scott took him to the water. That's the kind of dad Scott is.
I don't really know what else to say except that I really believe that Scott is the perfect dad for Nate, and I hope that someday Nate will be able to catch even a tiny glimpse of how lucky he is.
Happy Father's Day, Daddy!