We are Christene and John! When we sat down to write this letter we really did not know where to begin. We both feel in our hearts that you are one of the bravest people we know. Because of you, our dream to have a child to raise and love is becoming a reality. Our hope is that you may rest assured knowing that you could not have chosen two more loving people to raise your child. Your child will know that he or she had a very loving birthmother. We will give him or her hugs and kisses many times a day.
John and I met in Texas in 1990 and have been happily married for many years. We had our first miscarriage the first year of our marriage, and have not been able to achieve our dream of becoming parents since. Being given this blessing will be one of the most rewarding and happiest moments of our lives. We will give your child every opportunity to become the person he or she wants to be.
We have a large extended family that includes 3 nieces, 3 nephews and 1 great niece on John’s side and 1 niece and 2 great nephews on my side. There are also lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and second cousins. We have quite a few big family outings throughout the year. Thanksgiving is always held at the deer camp where we celebrate with a big family gathering. We have 2 second cousins that are 14 and 10-years-old, and they spend of lot of their time at our house during the summers. We love it! Your child is going to learn what it is like to be part of a large, loving family.
We have a 4 bedroom, 3 bath house in a quiet neighborhood with lots of really nice neighbors that we visit with on a regular basis. We have 1 dog that means so much to us. I found Pokie on the side of the road when he was 5 weeks old. It took lots of love and many visits with the vet but he is now 50 pounds and very playful. He loves to dig, and we joke that he is trying to dig to China. I tease my husband that he could get lost in one of the holes he digs.
I believe that there is no better man than my husband. He works really hard and is the most loving and helpful man ever. We hunt together with family, we both love to read and play on our computers. I truly believe he will be one of the most hands-on dads with lots of patience and understanding. I love to watch him with kids at every family function; they flock to him. I can envision him now with your child helping with homework or playing ball. I can go on forever but I guess I will just close with the one word that I think describes him best: amazing.
Christene has been with me through thick and thin. When we first got married I was still in school, and she worked full-time to support us until I graduated. She is a very hard worker. We even worked at the same place once and when I got a new job, I think they were more upset that she was leaving than me. She is a very loving and supporting wife. She would be a great mother as she basically raised my niece until we got married, when my niece was about 2 years old. Christene currently works as a quality inspector. She is thought of very highly by her co-workers and her bosses and has even impressed corporate people by what she knows.
John and Christene