November 18, 2011
By Natalie Davis, Miss Minnesota 2011
Trevor brings me so much joy. I’d like to take the opportunity to share a few sweet stories about my brother and best friend, Trevor.
I recently headed home to Dassel to take care of some last minute Miss America paperwork, order my plane tickets to Las Vegas, and watch The Grinch with Trevor. Trevor’s favorite topic of conversation as of late is Christmas. Each year, he celebrates “Christmas in July.” This year, he was so excited for Christmas in July that he started watching Christmas movies in June. For months, he has been watching such movies as Elf, The Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,and Frosty the Snowman. This Christmas cheer continued past July all the way until now, a week before Thanksgiving, and I’m sure his excitement over Christmas will only grow leading up to the big day. Now, he makes lists of what he wants for Christmas, what he wants to get his family members for Christmas, and where he wants to shop for Christmas. Needless to say, he is VERY excited for Christmas to come!
Trevor also had a big day last week, appearing as a special guest at the Miss Mankato pageant, a Miss America local preliminary competition in Minnesota. He played “Midnight Rhapsody” by Melanie Bober on the piano. He was a huge hit! And he LOVED being in the spotlight! When he came backstage right before he played piano, all the contestants were dressed in their evening gowns and they told him how excited they were to hear him play. A huge grin appeared across his face, and he looked at me and said, “They’re going to think I’m cute!” Later, the contestants surprised the audience by dancing through the aisles of the auditorium. One of the contestants got Trevor up from his seat to dance. He told me later that it was the best experience of his life; he had never danced with a girl before! It was such a special night for him!
Trevor makes me smile more than any other person in the world. He is such a gift to my life.
Miss Minnesota 2011
To learn more about the Miss Minnesota Organization, please visit www.missminnesota.org. To follow me during my year as Miss Minnesota, read my blog at www.nataliedavis.weebly.com.
Topics:Living with Autism
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