Adoptive Family J.T. and  Becky

"No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish, will come true." - Cinderella

We are J.T. and Becky. Twenty-one years ago, we met in college while both of us were earning our degrees in Music Education. We married in 2001 and currently work together as music teachers in our local school district. After several years of infertility struggles, we were overjoyed to discover Becky was pregnant with our son Wyatt. Wyatt is now 11 years old and is our biggest blessing. He was diagnosed with Autism when he was four years old. We are proud to say Wyatt is thriving and continuously progressing with the help of his amazing doctors, teachers, therapists, family, and friends. Everyday we give our best effort to be good, loving, and strong parents for Wyatt.

Although we have heard the lyrics to the Cinderella song quoted above many times, the words had a new meaning for us when Becky miscarried our son, Todd in 2013. Another miscarriage a year later made us feel as if our dreams of having another child would never come true. When we decided that adoption was the path meant for our family, we instantly felt a sense of peace. Our dream and our wish WILL come true! We are in awe of the strength and love you have for your baby. We feel these song lyrics could reflect your journey as well. We know your heart will grieve after your child is born and you bravely place them in the care of others. But we know you also have a dream for your child. We know your wish is for them to have love, support, and opportunities. Through contact with you; such as letters, pictures, and e-mails; we will continue to share with you the dream that you fulfilled for your child and our family. We constantly brag on our son to everyone who will listen! We cannot wait to brag and share with you all the special events and even day-to-day moments your child will have.

We can promise to give your child a life full of love, music, pets, travel, and laughter! Our life is about music! From singing loud in the car to playing instruments at school, home, and church; your child will be surrounded by music. However, if their passion lies in other activities we will support them all the way. We look forward to watching them become their own unique self and to see if they share the same talents as you and your family.

In our home, your child will be raised with a love for animals. We have two Scottish terrier dogs, Nessie and Teddie, and two parakeets, Fred and Ginger. We love our pets! They provide us with love, laughter and comfort everyday. As teachers, we have the ability to travel every summer. We enjoy visiting Disney World or taking a Disney Cruise Line vacation every 3-4 years. We can't wait to experience the magic of Disney through the eyes of our next little one!

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers daily. When Becky goes shopping, she occasionally looks at the baby items and wonders what she would pick if she had a little one. Then she thinks of you and wonders if you do the same. Becky is curious if you would pick the same items or would your style be different? We recently celebrated Mother's Day with our families and had you on our minds the entire time. We prayed for you during our Mother's Day service at church. When visiting family, we talked about how we will all have another Mom to celebrate when our adoption dream comes true. We are excited to be able to celebrate you when our lives come together.

We pray that your heart and mind find peace as you search for the family that will give your child the opportunities you wish for them. May God comfort you and guide you through your journey.

With love and admiration,

J.T. and Becky

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