Mike & Abbie
A Few of Our Favorite Things
Quality in each other
Hello & Thank You,
You have been in our prayers for a long time and our prayers will always be with you. We pray you find comfort and peace in this delicate time. We are excited that you would consider us as loving parents and we hope that this book will give you a glimpse of who we are and who we hope to be as parents.
We have been together since 2006 and our marriage is faith based and very strong. Because we have known each other for so long, our strengths include good communication and the tendency to know what the other is thinking. We are a great team and work together to make decisions. One of the ways that our faith has grown and our marriage has been strengthened is through infertility. Abbie knew from an early age that she would not be able to have children. One of the reasons Abbie fell in love with Mike was how he supported and embraced the opportunity to adopt. From that day on, we knew we were called to adoption.
Parenting is something we are ready to experience. Abbie works with children and has learned a lot about different parenting styles through her job. She has been a teacher since 2005 and has taught Pre-K since 2009. She loves the school and community where she teaches, but is looking forward to staying at home with our child as long as possible. Mike loves teaching Life Teen (High School Sunday School) and our 4 nieces and 2 nephews love their Uncle Mike!
Our family goal is to raise a child to love God and bring them up in a Christian home as we were. We both had great models for parenting with our parents and grandparents and believe that our different personalities will make for a great parenting team. We believe that there must be a balance between discipline and fun and will teach our child to be respectful and compassionate to others. We have been praying for years to expand our family through adoption. Adopting a child will be the biggest blessing in our lives and the most important life event we will ever experience. We cannot wait to share our love with a child and feel it is a privilege to bring a child into our family just as God brings us into His.
Mike & Abbie