Michelle + Stephen
We cannot imagine the difficulty of the situation that you are facing right now. We want to express how amazingly brave we believe you are for considering this and doing all you can to make the best decision for you and your unborn child. We are so incredibly thankful that you are taking time to read about us and possibly consider us as adoptive parents to your baby. We are beyond excited to be a part of your journey, and to make our dream a reality.
Our first date and the day that we met are simultaneous. We went for a round of mini golf (Michelle won, though Stephen will argue that he let her win) and snow cones. We spent hours talking afterwards and knew quickly that this was a special relationship. We decided to get married while on the way to church one morning where we taught 2nd grade Sunday school together. Three months later in May, was the happiest day of our lives. We became husband and wife in an intimate ceremony that included only the two of us and our officiant, Michelle's aunt. We have spent every day since truly enjoying each other and can't wait for the next part of our life to begin!
Meet Michelle through Stephen
Michelle is one of the kindest, most caring people in the world. She is an Oklahoma girl who moved to Texas to help her aunt take care of her two children. Luckily for me (a Texas boy) I was able to convince her to stay! She is the kind of person who is always thinking of others and putting the people she loves ahead of herself. She is incredibly thoughtful, and is always on the lookout for the perfect gifts for friends and family. We have an entire closet devoted to gifts that she finds for people MONTHS ahead of their birthdays and other holidays. She is amazing with children and was absolutely meant to have a child of her own. With experience teaching and as a nanny for multiple kids, she has an endless amount of knowledge and love to share with any child we are lucky enough to adopt.
Meet Stephen through Michelle
Stephen is the sweetest man that I have ever known! He is goofy, fun, loving, supportive, and a world class cuddler. Everyone who knows him, loves him and his hilarious personality. He often walks around the house singing everything he is doing! It is quite adorable. He loves to read, play video games on his computer with friends, play with our dogs, and watch Sci-fi movies. He works hard to provide for us by working in the family business, as a home builder. I have seen him with our nieces, nephews, and friends' children and I have no doubt that he will make the most wonderful father. Children are drawn to him and his playful behavior. He has so much love to give, and I know he will be a wonderful father someday.
We enjoy spending a lot of time with our families. While both of our parents have houses close by in Texas, they also have homes in a beautiful area of Santa Fe, NM and on the beach in Melbourne, FL. So, we often find ourselves traveling for fun with them. We also go on many family vacations. Most recently, Hawaii, one of our favorites. We also really enjoyed hiking and riding a mountain roller coaster in Vail. Our next trip will be a vacation in Cork, Ireland and Paris. We are so excited to include our child in our trips around the world.