Gosh, it's so hard to know where to begin in telling you about us and our family! There's just so much we want to share with you! I guess we'll just start with how we met and go from there... Please, if you have any questions along the way, feel free to call or text us anytime: 574-383-9317. We would love to speak with you in person!
Jason and I first met on E-Harmony while we were both living in Chicago. I (Michelle) was completing my training as a Pediatrician and Jason was working downtown. Jason is a lawyer who works in Government Affairs, meaning he helps professional organizations (currently a large doctor's group) to advocate for their needs through influencing government and legislation. I work as a physician for children from newborns through young adults in a large children's teaching hospital. It is so much fun and so fulfilling!
From our second date when Jason arrived to pick me up with his chocolate Labrador, Moosie, in the passenger seat of his truck, we both knew that we had found our soul mates in each other! We dated for about six months, prior to Jason proposing. We both felt "that feeling" that people talk about in knowing with certainty that we were going to be spending the rest of our lives together.
Jason proposed to me at his family’s lake house in Indiana during a beautiful, calm, snowy night after struggling to build the perfect fire in the fireplace. He kept asking me if the fire was "majestic enough". It was pretty funny as he's a very laid back guy, and he was so stressed that night about how the fire was coming along. Finally, I told him, "Yes, it is majestic!" and he got down on one knee and proposed to me. He put the engagement ring in a Notre Dame jacket (my alma mater) - and I was so excited about the jacket, I almost couldn't comprehend that Jason was proposing at the time. We were married soon after in Florida, near my home, with all of our family and friends present at a beautiful church wedding with an ocean-side reception. Since getting married, we have lived together in Chicago, New York City, and now Northern Virginia just outside of Washington, D.C. for the past almost seven years, where we have made our home.
We both come from extremely close and loving families. We have both always known that we wanted to become parents, so we could pass along our traditions, share our experiences and all of our love with our children. However, we soon realized we wouldn't be able to have our own biological children. While that is tough news to handle, and after struggling through unsuccessful fertility treatments for a year, we readily embraced adoption as a means to build our family and share our love. Choosing adoption was an easy choice for us, as we know many people who have adopted or have been adopted. We now dream of the day that we can bring a precious child into our lives and share with them all of the love we have in our hearts.
As you look through our profile pages, please know that we are here for you. We welcome the chance to get to know you and to walk with you on this journey to the extent that you desire. We can't imagine what you must be thinking or feeling right now, but please know that we care, and we hope to have the opportunity to listen to you and to learn from you as well. We are ready to welcome you and your child into our family with so much love, and to support you throughout this process. You are in our hearts and our prayers!