Our Story

Good things come to those who wait.

Adam and I met at Concordia St Paul, in choir.  Adam sang tenor and I sang soprano.  Our similarities didn’t end there as we were both in the same program of Christian Ministry. We started our relationship knowing that we would eventually be long distance for a couple years.  The program that we were in required each of us to go on a one year internship that we would be assigned to somewhere in the country and we had no control over the geographical location.  Since we were a year apart in the program, we had back to back internships that would ultimately mean two years apart.  Just prior to Adam’s internship placement he proposed as way to assure me that he was in it for the long haul and that no distance would separate our love. I of course accepted.

Adam was placed in Marquette, Michigan at a congregation called Redeemer Lutheran Church for his internship, while I continued college in St Paul, Minnesota.  The following year, I got sent to Chugiak, Alaska as the intern at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church to while Adam finished out his senior year. Despite being 2500 miles apart we planned our wedding  with a lot of help from friends and family. Good things come to those who wait.

We got married on a cold winter day in December 2012.  Early on in our marriage, we started talking about children.  We were dying to start our family, but wanted to provide a stable environment in which to raise our children so we intentionally worked to secure stable jobs before working on our family.  Good things come to those who wait.

Adam spent his years after college finding his career in the field of Information Technology (I.T).  After jumping around a couple different companies he finally found his career within a Christian I.T. company who has quickly become our extended family. I spent my time after graduation as a part time nanny and a part time Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry.  After three years, God has provided the opportunity for me to become a full time Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry and it showed once again that good things come to those who wait.

We started trying for our family in 2013.  After a year on our own, we sought medical counsel.  After a year of medical assistance, we were referred to the Center for Reproductive Medicine.  In our initial consult, the doctor was confident that he can get us pregnant with Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).  It is a non-evasive method of allowing people suffering from infertility the same chance that healthy couples have to conceive.  Thousands of dollars later, and three failed IUI rounds, we feel God calling us to adopt.  Good things come to those who wait.

We have accepted that biological children may never happen for us, and instead begin our new journey to completing our family though adoption.  We feel that as God has adopted us as His sons and daughters, we too can share in that love with an adopted child.  We trust that God will provide for us and guide this process as he has our lives thus far. Waiting is sometimes hard but we know it will be worth it in the end.

Good things come to those who wait.