Category: Family

August 12th. Part 1

I woke up to these words several years before Jackson was even a thought in our mind. “The best is still ahead.” And boy was he right. Heather and I will address the birth of our son, Jackson together over the next several posts….

Life Struggles.

He completes me! Before I get into Jackson’s birth story, I want to reach out to those who are hurting. I spent a lot of time questioning God, being mad at God, wondering when it was going to be “my turn” to have a…

The Zoo.

(Update– please read my mom’s comment below to get her perspective on the meeting!) Our thought process was that both of our parents were going to be at the hospital and Heather’s family was going to be there too when the baby was born. …

The Meeting.

We were meeting Heather and our social worker at Olive Garden. Let me explain something, when most people are nervous they can NOT eat. I on the other hand, can eat a whole elephant if you let me!!! So, while we were trying to…

The Call.

Let’s get to the good stuff already. We had plenty of false alarms along the way, and a few “situations” we turned down as we didn’t feel adequate enough or enough awareness to raise a child being born addicted to this drug or that…

Getting There…

I was mad, I was mad at God, I was mad at my life, I was mad at myself, I was all around mad. So I turned that madness into fitness. I started doing a couch to 5k program with a really good friend…

Background Story

This may be a long post as I prepare you all for how we got to be a family of three through adoption. I married my high school sweetheart. You read that right; I married by high school sweetheart. Not something that happens very…