Hello! Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. My name is Jannelle and I live in Redmond, WA, which is a suburb east of Seattle. I used to have an idea of what the “perfect” life would look like, but life did not go in the direction that I thought it would. Circumstances, whether they were positive or negative, led me to this crossroad. I had to decide whether I would give up because things didn’t work out the way I thought they would, or take charge, stand tall, and move forward with a life that looks different than I thought, but more joyful than I ever could have imagined.
From a very young age, I have known that I wanted to be a mother. About a year ago, I found a diary that I had kept from when I was eight or nine, and in it was a list of baby boy names and baby girl names. And although I question my choice of names, there is no question in my heart and mind of my desire to be a mother. This may sound rather cliché, but I know that I will always have more love to give. This is why I have chosen to adopt. Raising a child and giving him or her the best life possible would give me such joy and fulfillment. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for possibly making my hope become a reality. If you would like to know more about me, please feel free to read on and view my pictures.
I was able to go watch my nephew's football game on Saturday. He pulled 6 flags and was named the MVP of the game! So happy to be there for that!
Chico joining my niece, nephew, and me in a riveting game of Monopoly :)
Me and my Pop.
Me, my brother-in-law, and my niece and nephews.
My two oldest nephews. So happy that they don't mind taking selfies with me. :)
Who I Am
My name is Jannelle. I have lived in Washington for about 25 years now. Before that, my family and I moved every few years because my dad was in the military. Because of this, I have a great love of travel and experiencing other cultures. I have three older siblings who I have always been close to. My brothers live out of state, but I try to visit them and their families at least once or twice a year. My sister lives locally, so I am blessed to be able to spend quality time with her and her family on a regular basis. My parents are still happily married after almost 50 years and only live about 15 minutes away, so I see them often. We were raised within a tight and loving family unit that promoted strong family values. I hope to instill these values in my child. My WHOLE family (parents, siblings and their spouses, and nieces/nephews) are very excited that I have chosen to adopt and can’t wait to welcome another child into our family.
I am single, but share my dwellings with my 12-year-old pup, Chico. He adores children and will “stand guard” when they are present. I am a Registered Nurse and have worked in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for 11 years. I absolutely love my patients and consider it an honor to be able to work with such fragile babies and their families. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time outside whether it’s going on a hike, taking my niece and nephews camping, or taking my pup to the dog park. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and their kids, who are like family to me. I have the pleasure of being an Aunt to eight wonderful nieces and nephews and being the honorary Auntie to my dear friends’ children. I am beyond excited to bring a child into my family, and cannot wait for him or her to know unconditional love. My greatest desire is to share my many blessings with a child.
My niece and nephews stayed with me this weekend. I love spending time with them and I like to give my sister and brother-in-law time together every once in awhile. My time with the kids is always sweet. They love to try new things and conversations with them are never dull. They called me their “Second Mom” once and I just about cried because that is such an honor. This weekend, we joined my parents for dinner and then went bowling. I haven’t bowled in years (and my score reflected that. Haha)! The kids are so good-natured about most everything, and I was so happy to see them helping each other out and encouraging each other. We ended the evening with the movie, The Incredibles 2. As I’ve mentioned before, these kids keep me young. They teach me to laugh often, look beyond myself, and never take family for granted. I am truly blessed. I can’t wait for them to have a cousin to teach, love, and encourage. :)
I’m lucky to live about 5 minutes from a huge dog park, so I love to take my old pup, Chico, there often. I think pups need their social time too! :) And, I’ve found that it’s a good time for me to relax and think about my day or what’s been going on during the week. And, along the way, I meet friendly people, too. I see it as a win-win situation really. This picture was taken today in between the rain drops. We were able to catch some sun before it downpoured, thank goodness! I love getting outside and taking advantage of the sun when I can. It’s good for the soul. :)
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