Josh and I met in high school, more specifically at a youth group retreat. Although we had both been actively involved in the weeks and months leading up to the retreat, we had never met. I remember the last night there, laying in the tent with my best friend and telling her that I was going to marry him. 6 years later I did. He had just graduated college and I had just graduated from cosmetology school. Our wedding day was perfect. Surrounded by 250 closest friends and family we started our lives as man and wife. We bought a house and moved an hour away. Josh quickly got a job teaching 6th grade. I began working at a daycare. Our lives were busy in our new town but there was always the longing for children. Our idea family was not typical of most families. We wanted lots of kids and both agreed that we wanted our family to be a mix of all races and nationalities. We always knew adoption was what God was calling us to do. 3 years after being married, we began the process to become foster parents. In the meantime we also got more involved at our new church and were making new friends in the 20's group. God had fulled us with a desire so strong, a passion for the fatherless and a longing to make a difference. One night Josh and I presented to our 20's group about foster care. We shared our journey (up until that point), our hopes and our dreams for our family. We asked for prayer, encouragement and for support. Little did we know the journey God was about to call us to.
Now we are approaching out 6th year of marriage. We have 2 amazing son's, Elijah and Malachi, who keep us busy beyond belief. Josh is still teaching at the same school and I am blessed to be a stay at home mom. A job that I cherish. Our family is not complete yet and we trust that God will continue to guide us through many more amazing journeys. We continue to pray that God get all the glory in our lives.