S: Benny & Jennifer ~ a story of love
BC: The End
1: There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God's finger on man's shoulder. ~Charles Morgan~
2: Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. -- Brad Henry
3: We are so excited to introduce ourselves to you but we'd like to start by letting you know just how much we admire your courage, love and commitment to your child to consider adoption. The love of a parent surpasses understanding and you have very clearly demonstrated an amazing level of unconditional love. We are thrilled to be adopting. Since the day we met we've shared a dream of having a family. We are unable to have children of our own due to Jennifer's infertility but are so blessed to fulfill our dream of a family through adoption. We have so much love to share with a child, as well as our extended family. Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and cousins are all excited to welcome a baby into our family. We met in college and have been married for 8 years. Benny works as an engineer and Jennifer works to help people find employment. We have a sweet, loving and gentle chocolate lab named Phoebe. We are very much in love and are a perfect complement to each other. We both have very stable, rewarding careers but don't think we spend all of our time working. We put a lot of energy into having a lot of fun! We spend much of our time on our shared passions of photography, cooking, music and travel. We also spend lots of time at our family's lake house. In the summer you can find us fishing, boating or just hanging out with family at the lake. | As a family, we strongly value our faith, education and service to those in need. These are all characteristics that we will instill in our children. God's love is a perfect example of how we should live and we strive to live by Christ's example. We attend a great church with many resources for families and children. We are happy to share a little about ourselves with you. Thank you so much for taking the time to consider our family. It is our prayer that, regardless of your decision, you and your child will be blessed for your courage.
4: 10 Things about Benny: 1. When Benny was little he made an "invention box" for himself full of batteries and tools he needed to engineer things 2. Wants to learn to play guitar 3. Is a very good tennis player 4. Practices Martial Arts 5. Grew up in Miami, FL 6. Benny's heritage is Chinese-Cuban 7. You can almost always find Benny with a camera in his hand - he loves photography 8. Is very athletic - people are always amazed at how quickly he picks things up - like ice skating 9. Speaks 3 languages - English, Spanish and Cantonese 10. Loves food - His dad was a chef and Ben shares his gift for cooking | Benny
6: Jen | 10 Things about Jennifer 1. Jen is an avid reader - she reads at least 2 books a month 2. In college, she was in the Marching Band and has been on nearly every football field in the SEC | Jen is often taking pictures of Benny taking pictures... | 3. Jen loves college football! We have seasons tickets to Benny's Alma Mater 4. She sings - all the time - everywhere - she's always singing... 5. Knows every word to the movie "My Fair Lady"
7: Sail | 6. Has a goal of becoming a certified Sailor 7. Spends lots of time baking - she's happiest in the kitchen 8. Loves going to the theater and to the Ballet 9. One of the things Benny loves most about Jen is her sense of adventure 10. Is very driven - when she sets a goal she goes after it
8: All things grow better with love.
10: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
11: Chennai, India | Canada | Colorado | Prague Czech Republic | Vienna, Austria
12: We love to travel! We take at least one big trip every year. We believe that travel offers you a perspective to see the world through a new lens and we want our children to experience the joy of travel - this is a tradition that we will continue with our family. | Oh, The Places We Will Go! | Each pin marks where we've been
13: Thailand, India, Taiwan, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Canada
14: Aunt Shirley | Nanna | Uncle Adam | Phoebe | Everyone is so excited about adoption! This will be the first baby on either side of the family. They can't wait to be an Aunt, Uncle and Grandparents! | Uncle Adam & Paw Paw
15: The Holidays are Always Special | Fried Seafood and Church on Christmas Eve Nanna's Homemade Dressing Christmas Baking Easter Picnics Thanksgiving at the Lake
17: Summers on the Lake | Paw Paw & Granna
18: Benny and Jennifer
19: As a family, we strongly value our faith, education and service to those in need. These are all characteristics that we will instill in our children. God's love is a perfect example of how we should live and we strive to live by Christ's example.