Father

Occupation: Nurse Anesthetist
Education: Doctorate
Religion: Christian
Age: 34
Interest: Skiing, hunting, fishing, working out, sports and outdoors

 

Mother

Occupation: Stay-at-home Wife
Education: Bachelors 
Religion: Christian
Age: 30
Interest: Shopping, traveling, tennis, working out, decorating, cooking

 

Couple

Married: 2 Years
Biological Children: 0
Adopted Children: 0
Pets: Dog

Dear Mom,  

First off, thank you.  We thank you for considering us and feel blessed by God to be able to expand our family.  We look forward to the day our house is filled with the puzzle piece we have been praying for.  However, I can’t help but imagine how you feel.  One of the greatest days of my life will be one of the worst of yours.  We will both most likely cry tears, but for very different reasons.  I can only try to imagine what you are currently going through.  We haven’t met yet, but we will soon know each other in a way that is both heartbreaking and exciting.  I admire your bravery!  When people hear your decision and ask why you didn’t just get it “taken care of,” I hope God whispers to you that you made the right decision and comforts your heart. I admire your courage and your strength.  A truly strong woman!  We are indescribably proud of you.  I can promise you that we will do our best everyday to make you proud of us. 

We will raise this child to be as much like Jesus as our imperfect souls will allow us.  I promise you that this child’s journey does include you.  You will be woven into this child from birth.  He or she will know you and be reminded of you throughout their lives.  We will tell them how they have your eyes and your smile.  And when they ask why they aren’t with you; we will explain to them that God had a different plan for their life.  We will tell them how brave and strong you are.  We will never underestimate the decision you have made and we applaud you.  As we look forward to the best day of our lives, we are praying for you in one of the worst days of yours.  We love you and we thank you beyond what any words could ever begin to describe.

Cylie (pronounced like Kylie) was raised moving around because her father is a High School football coach.  She was born in Kansas and eventually graduated from a small town outside of Lubbock, Texas.  She then graduated from Texas Tech University and became an elementary teacher for several years after graduating.  This is one place where her desire for adoption became stronger.  She had a heart for her kids and loved being able to interact with and teach them.  Now she is a stay at home wife and cares for the house and our dog, Judge, although he’s getting old and mainly lies around all day.

Colby was raised in and graduated from Snyder, Texas.  He then graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Biology and later on in Nursing.  It was in Lubbock that Colby and Cylie met.  After two years of working in ICU, Colby returned to school at Texas Christian University to obtain a doctorate and become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA); basically someone who puts people to sleep for surgery and does epidurals/spinals for OB patients.  We love traveling, working out, and pretty much any outdoor activity or adventure.

Since before we were married we have planned to adopt.  God has always had adoption written on our hearts.  We want to be able to share the blessings that God has given us.  We are excited to be able to share time and energy with a new member of our family.  We are excited for the sleepless nights, diaper changes, and runny noses.  We’re also excited to be able to share our life experience and love with this new bundle of joy. 

When God decides it’s time for us to have a child we will do the best we possibly can in raising them.  We don’t believe we need genetics to tell us who is in our family.  We will praise God for the time he allows us on this earth with the time he gives us with our children.

Colby & Cylie