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May the joy of the Lord be your strength and may peace overwhelm during this time. May security and confidence arise and may your heart be at rest as you consider what adoption may look like for you and your baby. As you read this letter and look through our profile, please know that you are dearly loved and our family is on your side, regardless of the choice you ultimately make.

May security and confidence arise and may your heart be at rest as you consider what adoption may look like for you and your baby.



We realize that considering adoption is likely the most difficult decision you will ever make. As we write to you, there are really no words to describe the empathy, compassion, and admiration that stirs within our hearts. Before we share about our family, we want you to know that our hearts are open. Truly. We believe that the Lord will allow our path to cross with the right mama we are meant to connect with. We do not have set expectations for a level of openness and we want open dialogue about what is healthiest for both you and your baby.

We are sure you often wonder about your future and what things will be like over the next year, two years, five years, and throughout the rest of your life. Our prayer is that you know the Lord has you in His hands. We pray you are secure, safe, healthy, and continue to become the woman God created you to be. God works all things together for the good of those who love Him who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). You have a beautiful child in your womb and God has given you the freedom to choose the best life possible for you and your baby. So, we pray that you take this time to flip through profiles in peace, knowing that He intends for all to unfold for good.
We've been married for 11 years.

We've been married for 11 years.

Where It All Began

We have been married for 11 years and met in yoga class. Jay asked Erin out to eat sushi (which just happened to be her FAVORITE sushi place). Our dating journey was fairly easy.

It's been a beautiful journey. We love each other deeply!

We were both ready to settle down and we knew it from the beginning of our relationship. We attended church as a couple on a regular basis. We both got baptized together and the Lord started directing us on a path to spiritual maturity.

While we were dating, Jay was working toward a full Ironman Triathlon and Erin was working two jobs and had a roommate to get out of debt before our wedding. She worked as a swim coach and public speaking teacher at a local high school, and also coached a club swim team in the evenings. Jay worked full time and trained for his triathlons after work. We got to know each other's families well and we fell in love. We quickly became best friends and our friendship still continues to grow each day. We love each other well. We communicate well and we sacrifice for each other. We dated for exactly a year. On our year anniversary, we went to visit Erin's parents. Jay pulled her dad aside, showed him the ring, and asked him if he could marry Erin. He then took her out for sushi and proposed, which of course she said YES!

Eight months after being married a lot happened - we purchased a four bedroom home and immediately became pregnant! Nine months later our son, James, was born. Erin became a stay at-home mom to care for James until he started kindergarten. It's been a beautiful journey. We love each other deeply!
She puts God first above all things and is a prayer warrior for our family.

She puts God first above all things and is a prayer warrior for our family.

Meet Erin - Written by Jay

The moment we first met, I knew she was the one. It was her smile and her joy of life. She is the outgoing, beautiful soul that keeps me going everyday.

Erin is the most loving and caring mother I know.

She is the opposite to me in almost every way, but rather than causing conflict, this only makes us better together.

Erin grew up outside of Houston and majored in public relations in college. She worked for a PR firm but changed to be a swim coach and teacher at a local ISD after we met. This job allowed her more flexibility as we were planning to get married and have a family.

She is the main communicator in the family. No matter where we are, she is talking: meeting new people, asking questions, and getting to know them. She loves to learn about people. She never thinks twice about not, and she is always willing to help when needed.

Her faith is paramount in all that she does. She puts God first above all things and is a prayer warrior for our family. She is bold and willing to reach out and ask people hard questions about their faith and help point them towards Jesus. She has mentored many women at our church and helped establish the single moms ministry there.

Erin is the most loving and caring mother I know. She quit teaching and stayed home with our son until he was old enough to go to school. She loved to breast feed James and one of her favorite past times was to just rock him to sleep while singing. Once he was old enough to go to school, she was able to get a teaching job at the private school where James attends. This allows them to drive to and from school together and to be able to spend a lot of time together. She is always encouraging him to talk about his feelings and has helped shape him into the confident young man he is becoming.
Jay's number one focus in life is to love his family and spend time with them.

Jay's number one focus in life is to love his family and spend time with them.

Meet Jay - Written by Erin

Jay is quiet, focused, gentle, kind, reserved, and generally flexible. You might call him "Steady Eddie". He is calm, consistent, and collective.

He is calm, consistent, and collective. He is steadfast, loyal, and strong.

He is steadfast, loyal, and strong. Jay is a software engineer for a large corporation and has been working there for more than 20 years. He is also a Lt. Commander in the Navy Seabee Reserves, the construction unit of the Navy. He deployed to Iraq in 2005, where he rebuilt airplane runways, and Afghanistan in 2011, where he oversaw construction projects. Our son, James, was two at the time. Although leaving your family for a year is not ideal, Jay did everything possible to set us up for success, as he always does. We spoke every single day, and sometimes twice a day over Skype. We were well cared for both financially and by family.

Jay's parents, Gran and Papa, live about 45 minutes away and came in every week to spend time with Erin and James. Our family is extremely close. Jay graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He enjoys hunting a couple of times a year with James. He enjoys a few, close friends over many people. He has had the same best friend since high school (they both played trombone in the band together, share the same birthday, and deployed to Iraq at the same time). Jay's work schedule is incredibly flexible. He works from home three to four days per week, giving him time to coach James' sports teams, lead in Boy Scouts, and attend school-related activities like class parties.

Jay is a great listener. He genuinely takes time to stop, talk, and discuss things in both good and hard times (which is needed because I like to talk and process things!). Jay's number one focus in life is to love his family and spend time with them. He is an amazing father and wants to have more children to love and raise together. Jay is our rock and we are grateful for him.

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