Family Photos November 2011

Letter to Our Readers


First of all, we want to thank you for taking the time to look at our blog! We understand that every person is in a different situation - and we wish we knew what we could say to make this time easier for you. We hope you will be able to find peace and comfort in whatever decisions you make, and although we have never met, we want you to know that we are thinking about you and you are in our prayers.

The first time that I saw Amy, I thought she was absolutely beautiful. She made it perfectly clear the first day that I met her that she was not interested in dating. She was there to go to school and get her education, nothing more. This made me even more interested in her, and I wanted to start a relationship with her at any level I could. I remember going with her and a group of friends to the temple, to football games at BYU, and staying up late at night to play card games. I still can't figure out exactly how it happened, but she fell in love with me. The more time we spent together, the more we became inseparable.

Music has always been an import part of or relationship. When I first met David, he was attending school on a Presidential music talent scholarship. Because of his connections, he had access to the music building whenever he wanted, as he had his own set of keys. Whenever I found time to practice the piano, David would unlock the music building for me and stay there for hours claiming he had to be there to "chaperone." It was easy to tell what his real motives were. As I was playing a sonata by Beethoven, I would get to a certain chord, and David whould turn off the lights to the practice room. Some of our most memorable moments were spent practicing music.

Amy is a very kind and intelligent person. Her diligence and dedication allow her to succeed in all the projects she is undertaking. People seem to look at her as a leader. She has progressed very quickly as a nurse. Although she has only been an RN for eight years now she has been in administration positions for six of those years, including two years as the Director of Nursing at a rehabilitation facility. I have always been impressed with her hard working attitude and her dedication to helping others. It has been especially impressive to watch her with our son. Amy stopped working full time after our adoption was finalized. She still works as a nurse every now and then, but has focused her time at home. She has even started up her own music education business to help make ends meet while being able to be a full time mom.

David served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Leipzig Germany. He has been able to use his German language skills in many circumstances, and can't wait to go back to Germany with his family. He loves to share the stories of Germany and the experiences he had while he was there. He was able to talk to holocaust survivors and hear the experiences of their childhood. We can't wait to go back with David as our tour guide. I love to hear his stories and I love to bring cultural traditions and celebrations to our own family.

Amy loves serving others in any capacity she can. She has given countless piano lessons for free, donated her hair to Locks of Love, and frequently helps out with community projects. I think it was her love of service that convinced her to enter the nursing field and drives her ambition as a mother. She is a nurturer at heart, and it shows in her daily life.

One of the qualities I have learned from David is confidence. Anytime a new neighbor moves in, or even when we are standing in line at the grocery store, David is able to meet new people and make new friends. I have always been a shy person, and meeting a stranger has always stretched my level of comfort. With David as my example, I have learned to feel more at ease with new experiences. It is because of David that I have backpacked 17 miles through the desert, scuba dived in oceans and learned how to overcome challenges. He is able to stand strong through challenges, and stands behind the choices he makes.

Together we have struggled with infertility and treatment options for over nine years. During this time, we have discovered what it means to be in love. Through these difficulties we have faced, we have grown together and become stronger people. Our son came to us through the miracle of adoption. It has been the most amazing experience we've ever had to have a front row seat as the Lord unravels a perfect plan. We know that adoption is right for us, and we feel like this is our time to find our next child. We look forward to building our family. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better.

With Love and Admiration,
David and Amy