Hi, we are Michelle and Randy. Our hope is that you will be able to get to know us through this letter. We both have a strong desire to be loving and good parents and are very excited to be able to provide a warm, happy and healthy home for a child. While it is a time of great joy and hope for us, we realize that this could be a very difficult time for you. We hope and pray that God will bless you and give you comfort as you travel through this journey.
We met at the local grocery store where we both worked when we were in school. We enjoyed working together and quickly became friends. Our friendship blossomed and we started dating and soon realized that we had something very special. From the moment we started dating we have not stopped growing as a couple and our love for each other has only gotten stronger as the years go by. We were married in 1998 after dating for two years. Our relationship is based firmly in our faith in God and has a secure foundation of love for one another, devotion to one another, and a mutual admiration.
Some of the things we enjoy doing together are picnicking, canoeing, playing games, hiking and exploring the wonders of nature. We've also been known to have movie nights at home with homemade pizza and popcorn. We regularly attend a church in a neighboring town together. Our church has great programs for children as well as a school. We also enjoy the occasional theatre show, visiting area attractions such as zoos and museums and are hoping to be able to share all of these experiences with a child someday.
We both grew up in families filled with love and happiness and desire to be able to provide a similar home life for our children. We are looking forward to the day when we can create positive and happy memories for our children. Our friends' children often enjoy spending time with us, as do our three nieces and one nephew. When Uncle Randy comes to visit the children come running to him and are so excited to be able to play with him! They also love to be held by Aunt Michelle!
We have always hoped to be able to have a family of our own. After being unable to conceive and after much prayer we believe God has led us down the path to adoption. We have received a lot of support from our families who are just as excited as we are to see our family grow through adoption. Michelle's parents live five minutes away and they are looking forward to showering their grandchildren with fresh baked cookies and homemade wooden toys! Randy's family lives less than thirty minutes away and they are always up for family gatherings.
Michelle is a marvelous and fantastic wife. Michelle has been the love of my life and is my best friend. She is wonderful and pleasant and has a real love of life and will be a great mother. She enjoys reading, photography, baking and cooking—she often creates delicious treats. She also loves to spend time by the water swimming and collecting seashells. Michelle has an Associates degree and has also completed her certification in a Baking and Pastry Arts program. Michelle works at a local doctor's office as a medical secretary, but we desire for her to be a stay at home mom once we have a child to be able to provide our child with a nurturing, caring environment in which to grow and develop.
I could never have dreamed of or hoped for a better husband than Randy. He is a loving, caring, thoughtful and compassionate person. He is my best friend and I truly enjoy his companionship. I know he will make a wonderful father. He is gentle, fun loving and easily interacts with kids on their level. He is trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist and works at a Mental Health Center. He enjoys working with a variety of clients, helping them to work through their problems. He also enjoys reading, gardening, and collecting coins, toys and interesting things.
When we bought our home about six years ago we were looking for a house that we could raise a family in. We found a great home in a friendly neighborhood. Our home is a Cape Cod style with three bedrooms and a large fenced in yard. We are only a block away from the local elementary school and village library, with parks and playgrounds close by.
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We are very excited to be able to add to our family through adoption and hope that we have been able to provide you with a look at our lives and the kind of home that we will provide for your child. We look forward to the opportunity to raise our child in a home filled with unconditional love.
May God bless you and be with you.
Michelle & Randy