Both of us grew up in the same community though it wasn’t until later that we met each other during high school in our church youth group. We both served through our church in different capacities and found ourselves in a great friendship. As we spent more time together we realized that we had found certain qualities that we wished for our future spouses in each other. We started dating soon there after and within a couple months Ben started saving for a wedding ring! Our relationship together has been very much centered around family. We are very lucky to have the support of both of our families in all that we have been through in our 11 years of marriage.
We still enjoy being together with each other today as much as we did when we first started dating and maybe even more so now. Our friendship has grown through the struggles that we have been through and consider that as a blessing because of how easily these things can make relationships harder. We are blessed to have our son, Elam, who has gotten to the age of participating in local sports.
Every Friday night we take turns choosing dinner. We usually get take out, bring it home, and watch a game show while we eat. We call this our "dinner party" night.
At Christmas time we have many traditions. One of our favorites is when our whole family comes into town and we go caroling to spread Christmas cheer!
Each year we take a family vacation in the summertime. Some of our favorite spots are in the mountains or at the beach.
We live in a little, close knit town in north Texas. This small community is one where everybody knows everybody. It is a place that both of us have grown up in from childhood so it really creates such a family-like support system built-in around us. We live within walking distance of several parks and downtown is a place we frequent often. We love to take a walk or a bike ride around town and chat with all of our neighbors along the way. Our town hosts several events throughout the year fit with parades, egg hunts, carnivals, and contests.
Our house was built in 1920 and we enjoy finding projects to fix it up. Older homes have such character and we love to find ways to bring out those touches. Our home is warm, cozy, and inviting. It is filled with lots of natural lighting from the windows. It is a two story home with three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. We love to host family and friends all throughout the year and we look forward to our kids' future and being a place where all their friends want to be!
Thank you so much for looking through our profile and watching our video. We hope that you were able to see a glimpse into our lives and see the desire to grow our family. We know that the Lord is near and He cares for us, as well as for you and your baby. Take comfort in the fact that there are already so many people praying for you! Our hope and prayer is that you would find peace in your adoption journey no matter where it leads you.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6