We were brought together in the spring of 2001, our first date was at Hops Restaurant while Kim was visiting the area with her friends for a couple weeks, we enjoyed an entertaining dinner and the rest is history. One month later Kim was back in NC signing for an apartment and applying for jobs, and moved into the apartment complex with her friend Debbie. In less the 2 years it was time to make the next step as a couple and we purchased our first home together in November of 2002. During that time Kim followed Brent to some races with her friends and the got a cat Dusty (which is now 15! )
In the spring of 2007 we moved to a new home with more space for the future, and we always have friends and family stopping down and wanted space for entertaining too. Fast forward to Christmas of 2010 after nine and a half years we became engaged, and our families were totally thrilled as they had all been waiting for us to make it official!
We have always had a good relationship but between our engagement and our wedding our relationship blossomed more than ever, I guess the stress was off and we could just have fun. Along with our parents we planned a beautiful wedding and reception that took place Thanksgiving weekend 2011. Family and Friends gathered in our area for the whole week and we had a beautiful family Thanksgiving. That Saturday we enjoyed a gorgeous wedding day with over 100 of our closest family and friends who were able to make the trip.
A few months before the wedding our journey to grow our family began as we knew we wanted children. Without hesitation we began preparing to be parents. We knew at some point we would be adopting, we just thought it would be our 2nd child because Kim has Fibromyalgia. Kim sees a chiropractor and pain management doctor for muscle pain on a monthly basis, which you wouldn’t know it because she is very active. Fibromyalgia is not a disease, and doesn’t change your life expectancy, it’s just overactive muscles. When you are pregnant you can’t treat it and we were told some women’s pain can be elevated and the further along in pregnancy you were the worse it could be. Knowing this we still tried to persevere through all of it and try for a pregnancy. After a year and a half of failed fertility treatments and a miscarriage, we went through the adoption process . We put our profile online and the first contact and a couple months later we were parents to a son. We received long beautiful letter from our birth mother. We met a couple weeks later and from the first time we saw our son we knew we wanted to be his parents. He has changed our lives and made us love each other even more deeply and defiantly gives a whole new respect for each other as husband and wife. Our son has found out how much love our family , friends and neighbors have for him. We have been blessed with such great people in our lives that have taken him in like he was there own. Our parents love being grandparents. Kim’s parents so much that they moved to NC to be a part of their grandchildren’s lives and help raise them .Brents parents we see a at least 4-6 times a year too! Our son is so excited to be a big brother, he talks about it all the time. He is so patient and wonderful with small children always making them laugh. We are excited to grow and complete our family. We want to bring another little one in and love and spoil.
We feel we were put on this world together to be parents, and that god is choosing another special little or not so little angel to be in our lives.
If you have ANY questions, please ask! We know this is a hard decision and if you want to talk, we are here.
*We are hoping for a child 9 months up to 6 years old, in America.
Thank you for taking time to read our journey to becoming parents again.