We were introduced to each other at a baseball game by mutual friends. After many phone calls and conversations, we began a long distance relationship which included a 4-hour drive each way to see one another. After Joe relocated to my hometown, he proposed.
Being raised in a home where adoption is a regular conversation will help provide a unique sense of love and support to our son and future children as they grow.
A little over a year later, we married. Our marriage is full of fun, honesty, understanding, respect, forgiveness, friendship, and best of all: love. Everyday we say how much we love each other. Our home is full of fun and laughter. We truly enjoy every minute of this life that we spend together. We love spending time with Parker, going to the movies, being outdoors, taking walks with the dogs, riding around in the jeep, hunting, fishing, spending time with friends and family, cooking out on the weekends, playing softball, taking vacations, going to the lake, watching our favorite baseball and football teams, we even enjoy shopping together!
We adopted our son, Parker through Gladney in 2018. In addition to Parker, we have a family history of adoption on both sides of our families. Joe and his sister were both adopted, actually through Gladney, and my sister was adopted through private adoption. Being raised in a home where adoption is a regular conversation will help provide a unique sense of love and support to our son and future children as they grow. We also have several friends as part of our support network who have recently adopted. It's nice to have this little community around us.