We live in a ranch style home that sits on about 1.5 acres. It has a fenced in back yard with plenty of room to run around in. We also have a metal shop that we use when hosting family gatherings, which we try to do often! There's a field next to our shop that is big enough to play sports or other large group activities. What we love about our neighborhood is that its very diverse and calm. It's common to see people out for a stroll, walking their dogs, kids playing, and people riding their golf cart or bikes.
We found out very early in our marriage that it would be difficult and very unlikely for us to have biological children. That was very difficult to take in at 23 and 25 years old. We were happily married and ready to grow our family. We took it a little hard at first, but we didn't let it defeat us. We knew in our hearts growing our family would happen in time. We put the idea of children on hold for awhile and focused on our marriage and our faith. We were baptized again almost 4 years ago, in our current church. We felt like we had a strong foundation in the Lord and in our marriage, and were ready for the next step. That's when we began to research our options and the more we dove in, the more the Lord encouraged us to pursue adoption. Reading and listening to anything we can about adoption has truly opened our eyes to this beautiful and hard world of open adoption. We know this is exactly where we are supposed to be.