Dear Expectant Mother,
We won’t try to tell you we understand what you are going
through right now, or how or why you have come to this decision in your life.
We will never understand what you must be feeling at this time, but words
cannot express the respect we have for you and your choices. We hope as you see
into our lives that you feel the love we have for each other and our family. We
can’t wait to get to know you and to be there for you on this amazing journey.
Let us introduce ourselves. Our names are Patrick and Amanda
and we live in a small town in Alaska. We were both active duty Air Force, and
that’s what brought us to the Last Frontier. Patrick works as a Heavy Engine
Mechanic on the nearby Army Post and also owns his own snow plow business. One
day when Patrick walked into my office I didn’t think much of it, then a few
months later we were madly in love. We have the type of love that you honestly
read about and see in movies. We never knew marriage could be this amazing. Patrick
is amazing. He is the most amazing husband and father I have ever had the
pleasure of knowing. He always puts his family first; his kids are his life.
Amanda is a great mother, who is outgoing and passionate and extremely loving
and energetic. She works as a Records Manager for the nearby Army Post.
We have a pretty good-sized family. Patrick has a daughter
who is her in 20s and she lives in on her own. We also have 3 boys together.
Patrick adopted Amanda’s oldest son who is now 14 in 2016 and now he is fully
and legally his boy. We have 2 sons together, ages 6 and 4.
Patrick is the picture of the perfect dad. He is kind and
has the most patience I have ever seen. He is a man of honor and takes pride in
being a dad. Since he was a young man, his dream was always to have a large
family and marrying Amanda helped that dream come true. Patrick’s hobbies
include camping, building, wood working, welding and being outdoors with his
family. He is the kind of man that would give a stranger the shirt off his back
if they needed it. He has a giving heart and the kindest soul. The first thing I
fell in love with was Patrick’s love for being a father. After that, all else
fell into place.
Amanda was born to be super mom and super wife. She is outgoing,
and full of life and love. She loves to be with her family more than anything.
Her family is and always has been her loved ones. Amanda loves giving to
people, strangers, her friends, it doesn’t matter. She has a heart to be the
best mom ever. She is all about baking cookies with the kids, and inviting
friends over with their kiddos to decorate and bake with. She enjoys doing arts
and crafts and teaching the boys how to cook. She always puts everyone else’s
needs ahead of her own. She loves to travel and see new things and experience
fun and exciting things with her family. To her, making memories is more
important than material items.
We live in a 3-story home at the end of a cul-de-sac. Our
front yard is big and green and has tons of room to play. Our backyard is a child’s
playland. Patrick has built so many fun things for kids to play with. We have a
slide built right into our deck, so the kids don’t have to take the stairs,
they can just slide down to the yard. We love our neighborhood and neighbors.
We are all close and watch out for one another. We live in a very safe area.
Our small town is close and everyone knows everyone. There are so many fun
things that go on year round for us to keep busy with.
When we picture our life with your child, we can envision
our yearly Disney World Trip, and taking her to see all the Princesses and
getting her dressed up in a Disney princess gown. That has been a dream of
Amanda’s since she was a child herself, to have a little girl. We picture her
in ballet class and having tea parties with her big brothers. Your little girl
will be so loved and protected by 3 amazing big brothers. They will spoil her
and always make sure she is safe and protected.
As you can see, family is our life. It means the world to
us. We are so grateful to you and the chance to meet your child. Thank you for
taking the time to read this and learn who we are.
Patrick and Amanda