Best Friends, Soulmates and Lifelong Teamates
We were introduced through a mutual friend on a summer night and quickly connected. That very night we discovered we share several interests, including our love for the Beatles, foods and the desire to experience cultures around the world through travel. Head over heels, we fell fast and instantly became best friends, soulmates and have grown to become lifelong teammates. We aren’t always perfect; like a lot of couples and friends we do argue, and we don’t always see eye to eye, but we have always made a promise to listen and respect each other opinion so we can work together, always. We make it a point to practice patience so our love will grow stronger with each day.
Adoption is a gift and a blessing, one that was and is our destiny. During the initial stages of our journey Maya shared that she was unable to biologically have children, something she knew from a young age. There was no hesitation in Justin’s heart as his close bond with his adopted brother made it easy to embrace and we are both thrilled to become parents. We were extremely blessed when Wren joined our family through adoption three years ago and we are excited about the idea of being blessed with another child through adoption.
Creating storybook experiences together, we dog sledded in Michigan, hiked the Great Wall of China, watched a live filming of Saturday Night Live, exchanged a kiss on the Eiffel Tower and camped under the stars in the Sahara Desert. Though exploratory, we continue to date and spend quality time together by cuddling up and watching a movie, trying a new restaurant or laughing to one of our favorite shows, Friends.
We have created many experiences, but our focus has shifted to exploring the local adventures that will enrich our children’s lives. Visiting the local museums, spending a day at the zoo, playing pretend and building forts at home or playing with friends at the playground has been and will continue to be part of our weekly routine.
We enjoy road trips and love getting away from our routine by camping at one of the beautiful lakes nearby. There’s something so special about the smell of a campfire, sleeping in a tent and waking up to a chilly, peaceful morning with your family. Even more exciting now that we can watch the beauty of nature through their eyes. Family reunions, fishing trips and teaching them how to make a s’more are some of the things that now excite us most.