For us, it was attraction at first site. We met at a local restaurant. Gina was there with co-workers and Glenn came in to eat late one night after work. Surprisingly, one of Gina’s co- workers knew Glenn and had him join the group. The next day Glenn’s friend contacted Gina and the love connection was made. It didn’t take long for us to realize that we shared our love for serving our communities, core values, and love of family and that we had a future together. We dated for a year when Glenn proposed without us having discussed the possibility. He borrowed a fire truck from the station where he was a volunteer, came out of the truck in full dress uniform with a dozen orange roses (Gina’s favorite color) and got down on one knee and asked Gina to marry him. After Gina had a laughing fit for several minutes Gina accepted and the rest is history.
We enjoy spending time at home doing projects and relaxing. However, we also enjoy taking day trips, traveling and spending time at our beach condo. We enjoy going to places we have never been and visiting museums and historic sites. We typically pick vacations in natural areas where we can go hiking or driving on crazy narrow rural roads. We also enjoy eating and finding great new restaurants and will make a day out of going to eat in a town 2 or 3 hours away.
We have been married for over 10 years and enjoy our life together but know that we have a greater calling to also be parents. We both have a strong sense of family, faith and community and can’t wait to share our lives with a child. Becoming parents through adoption and being entrusted with the precious miracle of a child would be the greatest gift that anyone could ever give us. We believe we can provide many things that you may be dreaming of for your baby: a stable and loving home, support of family and friends, financial security, and a quality education.
We just love our house and neighborhood. We purchased our home when we got married with our future family in mind. Our house is located on a cul-de-sac and on a half-acre with a large front yard that is often times the neighborhood soccer field, tumbling run, or nerf gun dart zone as the neighborhood kids know they are always welcome to play in our yard. Our back yard is a protected forested area and has a creek that is fun for exploring. We are ready for our house to be filled with the noises of giggles and playtime and the messes of games, paint, play-doh, books, and toys. We imagine daily dinners together around the kitchen table filled with stories of the day and planning our next family adventure and then ending the day with bath time and snuggling up for bedtime stories.
If we are not at home, you can usually find us at our second home on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. We purchased our condo a few years ago. Glenn and his family had been vacationing on the island his whole life. One of the great things that we did not anticipate when purchasing a second home is that we have a second set of “beach” friends, many of whom have small children.