Was it fate? We are not sure, but it may have been.
We met many years ago at a mutual friend's gathering. We enjoyed speaking to one another and getting to know each other. However, we were at different places in our lives. We texted a few times and then we did not speak. Over the course of four years our paths crossed twice during friend's gatherings, but we still never connected on a higher level.
Then it happened. Scott had two contacts in his phone: Chris, a friend with whom he spoke frequently, and Christopher. When Scott updated his phone software, the two contacts merged into one in the phone, and this caused Scott to think of Christopher every time he communicated with Chris. After about one month, Scott went to the gym, something he did not do often. He thought he saw Christopher while there, but instead of approaching him, he texted him when he got to the car. Indeed, it was Christopher! We texted back and forth a few times and agreed we should get together soon. Christopher called Scott a few weeks later and there has not been one day that has gone by that we have not spoken to one another. After approximately three months after our first date, Christopher moved in with Scott. Five years later, on June 13, 2015, we were married. It was the most perfect of weddings. We were surrounded by those we love and who love us back. Everything was a dream come true, from the food, to the music, to the weather. Someone was definitely watching over us!
We love to work on our home, making it better and better over the years. We love to travel and experience the outdoors. Vermont is one of our favorite places to be, since it affords us the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of Long Island while exploring the outdoors. Growing up, Scott's grandfather would take him and his sister on trips through the woods near his home, and Scott remembers these wonderful experiences that allowed the family to bond. We want to give this same experience to our child. Getting away, being in the outdoors, with no distractions from modern technology; that's how to really build a relationship. Scott's parents would bring him and his sister camping almost every weekend over the summers, and this provided further family bonding.
Our life is filled with wonderful people. We both are part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training Program. Through this, we have met amazing people. Our friends are like family, and they are so excited about us adopting. This group of people will act as a support group for us as we raise our child.
Ultimately, we have lots of love to give, and are surrounded by lots of love. Our child will feel the same, from so many. That is what excites us the most. We want our child to have many experiences, from hiking and camping, to visiting museums, seeing Broadway shows, to doing anything that they want to do. We want our child to try new things, explore the world, and really develop a sense of who they are.