We are so thankful that you are taking the time to read and learn a little about us as part of your life's journey and considering giving us the gift of adopting your child. To be honest, we are so nervous right now and we kind of figure if we are nervous then we just cannot begin to imagine how nervous you must be and we wont pretend to. Instead we'd like to make you a suggestion, how about we take each others hands and be nervous together? We feel that will be better for us all, we can lean on your obvious strength and vice versa and together navigate our way through this journey as a group, there will be tears and laughter along the way, however with us all leaning on each other we will make it. How does that sound? We can say with certainty that if you do decide to move forward with us, that we will love your child unconditionally and respect them for all they are. We promise to raise your child in a home filled with laughter and hugs, summer days at the beach or hiking, winter mornings playing in the snowy mountains. Christmas cookies being baked and S'mores being eaten at the campsite, lazy days in the yard and school trips galore and perhaps most importantly, endless love and tenderness. Ultimately even if you do choose another family whilst we wait for the call, we hope reading and learning little about us, will grant you some smiles and laughter for the day. As that on its own would be a blessing.
Mona will say that their journey began back in the middle ages, when the Norwegian Vikings first invaded the UK, from that point on it was written in the old Norse books of lore that they would meet.
Stuart would laugh insisting it was English charm that drew them together. Regardless of the who, what, when and how.... something 9 years ago clicked when we got together and we have not looked back since. Stuart was still working in the UK and Mona in Norway when we first met, having a flexible job really helped out and Stuart moved to Norway a short while afterwards and we lived together on a small farm in southern Norway. We enjoyed the delights of fresh food and the amazing Norwegian culture. Then 7 years ago, came the call. Would Stuart be interested in relocating to the US with work? We made the decision as a family and jumped on the opportunity!
Fast forward 7 years, and here we are! Living in beautiful Washington as residents, we married (next to a waterfall), bought a house, and declared this was it for us, having found our home and roots. We knew after 6 months we had found where we were meant to be. Now we are on the next part of our journey as a family, a journey where we are hoping to add the tiny pitter patter of feet to our home and complete our loving family.