We met in September, 2002 at a party on a beach in Hawaii. Mako was attending school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Joshua was serving in the United States Air Force. We had friends that were dating each other at the time.
We know that our child is waiting for us just as we are waiting for him or her.
Joshua knew he had found the girl of his dreams the day Mako made him a traditional Japanese dinner called Sukiyaki. We dated for a little over 3 years before we got married in Hawaii.
Since we have been married we have lived in Hawaii, Maryland, and Texas. We settled in Texas after Joshua was honorably discharged after 15 years of service in the Air Force.
We have a lot of fun together. Our favorite memories together are when we are both experiencing something for the first time. We love to try new things, and get pretty silly sometimes. We like to collect frog souvenirs from places we visit.
We have visited Tokyo twice. We drove from California to Florida in one summer. We have toured many museums and have seen many historical sites. Now, we are ready to see more new things with our baby boy or girl.
We have wanted children since we got married, but having children naturally did not happen. We have tried some medical interventions including in vitro fertilization but they were unsuccessful. And we decided not to pursure more treatments. Now that we are both in our mid-thirties, we think that the best option for us to have a complete family is through adoption. We know that our child is waiting for us just as we are waiting for him or her.