Hello we are Richard and Kelly and we are beyond excited to be able to introduce ourselves to you. We won't pretend to know what you are feeling as you consider choosing adoption for your child. The strength you possess speaks volumes of your character and it truly humbles us. So for that, we THANK YOU!! We can't wait to meet you and hear more about you and the hopes and dreams you have for your child.
Here Is The Story
We grew up in the same town but our paths never seemed to cross. Over the years, we have had several mutual friends and even attended the same school for a period of time. It wasn't until we were in our 30's that we were randomly "set up" by one of those mutual friends.
We started getting to know each other through texting and talking on the phone several weeks before we met face to face. We were pretty much joined at the hip after that first meeting. We dated several years before getting engaged and were married March 1st, 2014.
Our favorite times are just being together, whether it's working on home improvement projects, spending time with our families, or just vegging out watching movies. No matter what we do, we are laughing.
From the start of our relationship we both knew how much we wanted to be parents and start a family. One of our dear friends has two adopted children. Through talking with her and watching her family interact, it has only encouraged us to seek a family through adoption.
Although, at times the road has been a little bumpy, our journey has brought us here and we are extremely eager to meet the child that was meant for us.
Meet Kelly - By Richard
It's cliche to say it, but in this case it is absolutely true, I knew I would spend the rest of my life with Kelly the moment I saw her for the first time. To this day I remember the date we first spoke over the phone and our first date. It was an instant that seems like it was yesterday. We have literally either been together or talked over the phone daily since we met 5 years ago.
She is the most compassionate and loving person I have ever met in my life. She is extremely funny and witty, laughter is a big part of our relationship. Neither of us are afraid to laugh at ourselves.
She has a truly pure heart and always tries to see the best in people or situation before letting any negativity even cross her mind. That's one of the biggest traits in her that I adore, she's so positive! Kelly is not afraid to nerd out with me watching Star Wars or one of my goofy comedies I love to watch. One of our first dates was watching Dumb and Dumber on her sofa just laughing when we stumbled across it on TV and realized we both loved that movie so much.
I'm a sucker for her eyes. She can make my heart melt with a simple look, again I know it sounds cliche, but it's true. She never ceases to amaze me with her imagination and being crafty at home. She can make a centerpiece for the dining table or something decorative for the house out of little things laying around or picked up at an arts and crafts store. She's an excellent home maker and makes our home comfy without being overdone.
There's not a day that goes by that I don't fall more in love with her. Whether it's a silly text from her or a little snort that escapes her while we are laughing during a movie or show, they are the little things and quirks that draw me into her more and more. She's my rock, my world and my love.
Meet Richard - By Kelly
Richard is honestly the most gentle hearted person I've ever met. One of first things that made me fall in love with him is how he genuinely loves and cares about the people in his life, especially his family. He is protective of his loved ones and loyal to a fault. He is very charismatic and has a way of making everyone around him comfortable and at ease.
I love that he makes me laugh every day and he keeps me from taking life so seriously. Even when I'm mad, he'll find some way to make me laugh and forget what upset me. He loves to be silly and is not afraid to laugh at himself.
Richard is also a big softy when it comes to animals. He always keeps the birdfeeder full outside our bedroom window so he can watch them in the mornings. He's not afraid to hold up traffic to make sure squirrels cross the street safely. I jokingly call him Snow White.
My favorite characteristic about Richard is his confidence and self assurance. He knows who he is and what he wants out of life. It not only encourages me, but I think it's a great trait to pass down to our child.
I can't wait to see Richard as a dad. His eyes light up just talking about all wants to show and teach our child. He will be a very fun and hands on dad.
How We Pay The Bills
Richard is in sales and has been for the last 16 years. He enjoys the people that he works with and loves to make sure all of his customers are content with their experience and happy with their product. He is also currently studying to begin his career as an Information Technology (IT) tech, since he loves working with computers.
Kelly works in a title office as an escrow assistant. The best part about her job is seeing the excitement on people's faces as they purchase a new home. It's a small office of all women most of who are moms themselves, so everyone is excited to add an addition to our "work family"
Home Sweet Home
Our home is our Sanctuary, we love to spend time there and in our neighborhood. Kelly likes to work in the yard planting flowers and different plants year round. Richard likes to spend time out on the deck grilling. Actually, we both love to spend time out back on the deck. Other than our main living area, the deck is our favorite place to just relax. We will sit out there with our animals listening to music while Richard grills. We have family and friends over often for cookouts and to hang out. When the weather is cold you can often find us in the living room cuddled on the couch with a fire blazing watching a movie.
Meet Fonzie, Lucy, And Brutus
We're both huge animal lovers and can't imagine a home without pets. Fonzie is 14 and the oldest of our crew. Lucy is not far behind him at 13 years old. Kelly rescued both Fonzie and Lucy but they both bonded with Richard instantly. We rescued Brutus together and he is the youngest at 3 years old. They are all extremely affectionate and love to cuddle. Brutus and Lucy love to play in the backyard together and it keeps Lucy young to have Brutus to chase around after. Fonzie's favorite activity is finding a nice spot in the sun and taking a "cat nap".
A Special Message To You
Our dream is to raise and love your child to the best of our abilities and pass on ours and your family heritage together. Your sacrifice, is our gift, and we intend to raise this child to be a fine upstanding person with great morals and character. There will always be laughter and love in our home and we look forward to having you and your family be a part of that. We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for reading this profile and giving us chance to be your child's forever family. Thank you so much!!!
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