There were times in his life when Nick Vujicic – author, motivational speaker, and the director of the nonprofit organization, Life Without Limbs – thought he would never have a wife. But on February 12, 2012 he married the woman of his dreams, Kanae. In chapter 3 of his book Unstoppable, Nick shares the details of how he and Kanae met and fell in love, as well as encouragement and advice for anyone discouraged by love.
Nick said in Unstoppable he admitted that he did pray to God to make Kanae love him, but Kanae was praying that he loved her too. Of course, Nick didn't know that at the time. "It's better to ask the Lord to help you find the one whom He wants you to be with," He wrote.
How did Nick Meet His Wife Kanae Miyahara? And what qualities or characteristics attracted him to Kanae?
Nick: My wife Kanae and I fell in love at the top of a Bell Tower in McKinney, Texas at the "Adriatica.” It was at a night where I only spoke to 16 people, and we watched the Butterfly Circus. I shared about the ministry's goals and heart in reaching the world. Fireworks were in our minds and hearts when our eyes connected that night.
Kanae and her older sister, Yoshie, came to my speech with my friend Tammy, who is also a speaker and author, and her husband, Mark. The sisters were then working sporadically as nannies for the couple, but since they were more like family, Tammy had invited them to meet me.
Kanae and Yoshie have exotic looks because their mother is Mexican and their father, who sadly passed away, was Japanese. They are both striking, but while speaking that day I had a clear view of Kanae, and I could not take my eyes off her. I could hardly concentrate on what I was saying.
After my speech, I stuck around to talk with members of the audience. Kanae and Yoshie came with Tammy to say hello, and I was very happy to meet them. In fact, when they tried to walk away to make room for other people wanting to speak with me, I told them to stay close so we could get to know one another.
Whenever I had a break, I'd try to get in a few words with them. The more I chatted with Kanae, the more I wanted to whisk her away and find out all there was to know about this enchanting girl who seemed so self-assured and kindhearted.
Finally, as they were preparing to leave, I made a bold move. "Let me give you my e-mail address so we can stay in touch," I said to Kanae. "Oh, that's okay, I'll get it from Tammy," she replied.
I really wanted to establish a line of communication with her so that I didn't miss the opportunity to get to know her better. Part of me wanted to beg and plead: I want to give you my e-mail myself so I'll be sure you have it!
That's what I wanted to say, but my father had instilled in me that real men do not beg. I took Dad's advice and played it as cool as I could, given my instant infatuation with this enthralling young woman.
"Okay, that's fine. Let's stay in touch," said Mr. Cool.
Kanae and Yoshie then left with Tammy and Mark. My friends and I were just a few miles down the road when Tammy sent me a text message: "What did you think?"
"She is one of the most beautiful women of God I've ever met, inside and out," I texted back. "She literally took my breath away!"
She is my best friend, and I adore her. She has unimaginable grace, love, patience and meekness. She is such a focused and gentle giver.
About This Book Unstoppable
Being unstoppable is about believing and achieving. It's about having faith in yourself, your talents and your purpose and, most of all, in God's great love and His divine plan for your life.
Millions around the world recognize the smiling face and inspirational message of Nick Vujicic. Despite being born without arms or legs, Nick's challenges have not kept him from enjoying great adventures, a fulfilling and meaningful career, and loving relationships. Nick has overcome trials and hardships by focusing on the promises that he was created for a unique and specific purpose, that his life has value and is a gift to others, and that no matter the despair and hard times in life, God is always present. Nick credits his success in life to the power that is unleashed when faith takes action.
But how does that happen? In Unstoppable Nick addresses adversity and difficult circumstances that many people face today, including:
· Personal crises
· Relationship issues
· Career and job challenges
· Health and disability concerns
· Self-destructive thoughts, emotions, and addictions
· Bullying, persecution, cruelty, and intolerance
· Balance in body, mind, heart, and spirit
· Service to others
Through stories from his own life and the experiences of many others, Nick explains how anyone wanting a "ridiculously good life" can respond to these issues and more to become unstoppable. What's standing in your way? Are you ready to become unstoppable?