Who We Are
Brad and I met while working a summer job in our hometown in 2005. We built an incredibly strong relationship over the years while dating. We had a long distance relationship for about 5 years while I finished
college and earned my Master's degree. During that time, we grew to know and love each other for who we truly are, flaws and all. Then in 2013, we finally tied the knot and have been happily married for the past 6 years and counting. Over the last 6 years, our relationship has become even stronger and more pure through the hardships of infertility, the joys of making memories, and our general day to day life together. We left the honeymoon stage behind us and embraced what marriage truly is--loving, respecting, appreciating and supporting your partner whole-heartedly through the roller coaster that is life.
Although this summer is different than expected we are all making the best of it! Owen enjoys being outside just like we do so we’ve been lucky to go on some nice hikes to get away from the house. We have been enjoying some night time fires and making s’mores, as well as, playing with water balloons, sprinklers and squirt guns. It’s hard at times but we are still waiting patiently to share the love of our family with another.
So, coronavirus….this is a historical time and with these times comes a large variety of emotions. Anything from fear and uncertainty to hope and togetherness. Brad and I are both in education and with all of Illinois schools being closed through May, it has led to huge shift in how we do our jobs to help students learn and adjust to this environment. Similar to how we approach many challenges faced in our lives, Brad and I have taken this with as much flexibility, faith, and understanding as possible. We are also homeschooling Owen to the best of our ability. I suppose I’m making this post so our future child’s birth mom knows that even in difficult times, Brad and I will not only remain constant for your child but also be a beacon of hope, safety, and love for him/her. Everyone stay safe, stay healthy and make the best of the social distancing.