Our story starts in 2013. We were introduced by a mutual friend via a text that I insisted she didn't send. A spontaneous road trip to China Town for dumplings became our first date. We brought dumplings back to his EMS station that night because they were just that good we had to share.
One year and two days after we were back at the station with more dumplings and the same friends. Doug got down on one knee. I yanked the ring out the box before he could finish asking. Then we called our moms.
Doug and I are both the youngest of two children in our families. We enjoy spending time with family and friends. Summer barbecues in his mom's backyard. New Year's Eve at his brother's house. Boxing Day dinner with my mom and sister. Every year we drive down to Pennsylvania to have birthday dinner with our friends.
We like to collect and build large LEGO sets. We are currently working on building a full city block. Doug takes all of the bag number ones. I get all of the twos. I find his missing pieces. Doug fixes my mistakes. We make a good team.
Together we would offer a home filled with kisses and cuddles. Unconditional love, support, and child-friendly DUPLO blocks. We are just two LEGO lovers eager to add a little one to our family of builders. We have chosen adoption as the piece that fits our family.
We enjoyed growing up in Long Island, New York so much, we moved only a short drive from both of our families! We are only a short walk away from the center of town, the local schools, and the community park with a recreation center.
After our first date, I went to my mom's house to tell her about the wonderful woman I met. I said to her, "She's the one." Eleven months later I went to Mia's mother's house. I asked for her blessing to ask for her daughter's hand in marriage. One month later I recreated our first date and asked her to marry me. The following September I was standing at the altar looking down the aisle at my bride walking towards me trying not to cry.
In May 2014 I received an emergency call from a friend who had recently become a mother. She was panicked, crying and overwhelmed. I told her to pack up the baby and drive over. I was handed a sleeping baby whose name I did not know and I fell in love. I had no idea what I was doing. I just knew that her mom really needed to rest. By the end of the night I was feeding and changing diapers like a pro. I was loving every minute of it. That's when I knew I wanted to be a dad.
I was out with girls when a mutual friend of ours decided that I needed to meet Doug. My protests went ignored as she snapped a picture of me and sent it to him. A few nights later I found myself in an EMS station in Queens. We were sitting around a table eating dumplings with his friends. It felt natural. I had only known Doug for a couple of hours, but it felt like he had always been a part of my life.
Doug has a friend who has become a sister to us. At the time she and her daughter would spend the weekends with Doug's mom. This particular weekend had been the baby's first time in a pool. Later that afternoon I noticed Doug had fallen asleep with the baby on his chest. That's when I knew that I wanted to have a family with this man.