Who We Are
Our first date was in 2015. Our connection was instant, but the restaurant that Luiz picked was a mess. Neither of us ate much so we decided to go get ice cream and Besima happily picked the place. The date was over 4 hours and landed Luiz an expired meter parking ticket.
We lived over an hour drive from each other so we moved in together within a few months of that first date. Our relationship progressed quickly because we knew the other was special. We got married in 2017. The ceremony was in a botanical garden and the reception in a historical museum. Unconventional like us but surrounded by love, friends, and family.
We found out we were pregnant after trying for over a year. Days before the end of the first trimester we had a miscarriage. It was devastating but our desire to start our own family was greater. Doctors recommended In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for our best chance to getting pregnant. We went through three IVF cycles but we could not get pregnant.
The ups and downs of the IVF process took a toll on us mentally. The medications and hormones took a toll on Besima's body. Through it all our relationship grew stronger than ever as did our desire to start our own family. Other doctors reviewed our case but had nothing different to offer. Not willing to go through IVF again we started learning about adoption.
We made the decision to adopt with open hearts. Knowing it will be challenging but ready to share our love and our lives.
So we thank you again for taking the time to thumb through these pages. We are so very grateful.
Spent the afternoon with our nephews.
Took my mentees to the Detroit Pistons game. All three of these girls are headed to some great collages this year and I am so proud of them.