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Who We Are
Although we grew up about five minutes away from each other, we didn’t meet until we were both in college. Exactly how we met depends on who you ask. I met Matt in the fall of 2009 through a mutual friend and we got on well right away. I quickly came to learn that Matt actually knew me as the “Wendy’s drive-thru girl” - turns out he was a regular at my high school job but was too shy to introduce himself. Now when we are asked how we met, we like to joke that “Matt used to eat a lot of Wendy’s.” We dated for a few years then got engaged on Easter Day 2013, married summer of 2014.
Matt and I will be married for nine years this coming June. Like any couple, we’ve had our share of ups and downs, but with each challenge we face, we emerge stronger on the other side. We’ve learned and grown both as individuals and as a couple over our years together. We’ve seen what it means to be in a committed relationship - the importance of communication, patience, empathy and forgiveness. We believe these are all values that will better equip us to work through the challenges that come with raising a child and we hope to impart these values in them.
Memorial Day Weekend
We spent the weekend running a two day yard sale to help raise funds and awareness. We had distributed invitations to the sale along with our adoption cards to houses on our block and several of them came by to meet and support us. We got the opportunity to explain more about our journey and goals. We met alot of nice and interesting people and I even had the opportunity to practice my Spanish with some of them. We’re a bit tired from a long weekend but over all very pleased with the experience and turn out
Matt and I finally got our official certification from NY state to be adoptive parents!