Nancy Ragan was put to rest at the Ragan Library in California, and much has been said about her leading up to the burial. I was listening to an interview with the revered political analyst Charles Krauthammer, and he described her as being the backbone of President Ronald Ragan. Mr. Krauthammer went on to describe Mrs. Ragan as having a combination of “Elegance, Style, and Steel”. Ronald Ragan found a best friend in Nancy; despite having an administration full of consultants and advisors went to his wife to process and find the solution.
Elegance, style, steel, backbone, and a best friend are all attributes that would describe my incredible wife, Katie. She is not only the love of my life, but also my grounding force. Katie has shown me what real love is supposed to be, and what a true partnership is. Her acceptance of all of my abilities and disabilities has helped develop a self-confidence I have never had before.
I will never be the President of the United States, I will never have an airport named after me, and generations of people will not adopt my philosophy as theirs, but I do have the kind of love story Mr. Ragan had… and will cherish it for the rest of my life.