Jack and I met in high school, he was athletic and I was artsy. I invited him to a dance, and he said yes! We’ve been together since our very first date. Jack graduated and went on to college where he continued to play football. I followed him attending the same college and enrolled in art classes there. We both finished college and went straight to work. I found a career in teaching elementary students art and Jack found his place with a career as a hydraulic mechanic.
Soon after college we decided we wanted to get married and spend the rest of our lives together. Jack had 2 dogs and I had one, so we started our family with three fur babies. We loved traveling, cooking, gardening, exercising, and sitting on the porch together. Jack continued to play on some ball teams, and I continued to create art for various projects.
We’re so very thankful we were able to become parents to our son and daughter who have become the light of our lives. As parents we still enjoy many of the things we loved when we first got married and the kids add to our enjoyment because we get to experience life through their eyes now.
Even through the hardship of experiencing loss we trust in Gods plan for our family. Our first child passed away due to a heart syndrome and we’ve also experienced the heart ache that comes along with a miscarriage. We turned to some of our church family for counseling to help us learn to support each other’s needs and carry our grief as we continued to grow closer and our love for each other became even stronger.
We’ve talked and dreamed of adopting a child who could join us in all the love we have for each other. We live life to the fullest because we are so very aware of how short life can be. We would be honored to offer a child a family to love them, to support them, to cherish them, to keep them safe, and always have their best interest at heart.