Dear Expectant Mom,
We are Julie and Tony.
Thank you for taking the time to read our letter, and learn a little bit
about our family. Though we do not yet
know you, we think about you every day.
While we do not know what you are going through, we know that the
decision you are making is not an easy one and we admire your courage in making
it. It is hard to put into words how
very, very much you mean to us, but most importantly we want you to know that should
you choose our family we will love, protect and nurture your little one with
all of ourselves for the rest of our lives.
We met in graduate school while both were studying for
Master of Accounting degrees. We are
both CPAs and are leaders in corporate tax departments for large public
companies. However, we both have great
flexibility in our careers to be very available for our family, and continue to
make family our very top priority. In
our free time, we both enjoy reading, jogging and spending time with our
friends, extended family and young son.
Tony loves playing golf and is a big fan of all sports. Julie enjoys cooking and decorating the
house. As a family, the things we enjoy
the most are travelling and exposing our son to new experiences. This year we went to Disney World in the
spring, to the beach twice in the summer, to Seattle in the fall and on a
mountain ski weekend in the winter. We
met Mickey, learned to boogie board in the ocean, went up in the Space Needle and were shocked
to learn that having grown up playing hockey Dad did actually know how to ice
skate! We have also taken a bunch of
weekend and day trips to visit nearby friends and family and to attend various
sporting events (Go Heels!). This year,
our son has taken swimming and karate lessons and played soccer. We look forward to the day that we have another
little one to share these experiences and other fun new adventures with.
We live in a friendly suburban neighborhood that has lots of
families with children of all ages. We
were attracted to the neighborhood because of the family friendly feel, newer
homes, sidewalks and walking trails, swimming pool, and the beautiful mature
trees throughout the neighborhood. Our
neighborhood is also on a private lake only open to neighborhoods that border
the lake. We also love our neighborhood
because of our great neighbors who have become our great friends, and the variety
of family friendly neighborhood events throughout the year. Our house is a large, comfortable and bright
5 bedroom home; it has a nursery attached to the master bedroom, a playroom
downstairs, a play set in the backyard, and a very happy little boy who can’t
wait to be an older brother.
We tried for years to have a baby the first time
around. With the help of IVF we were
lucky enough to get pregnant with our son.
He was then born very early and was in the hospital for over 3 months,
primarily in intensive care. As a result
of this journey, we recognize that we are immeasurably blessed to have him with
us - healthy and happy, and are amazed daily at the joy we get from being
parents. We yearn every day to be
blessed again with another child, for ourselves and our son. To have that kind of love again would bring
such a richness to our lives we could never possibly repay.
We know the decision you are facing is a hard one and we
wish you strength and peace along the way.
Thanks you so very much for taking the time to read our letter and learn
a little about what life is like in our family.
We sincerely hope that you will consider our family.
With hope and love,
Julie & Tony