S: Josh and Meg
BC: Meg and Josh Our Story... Thanks for taking a peek!
FC: Meg and Josh... Our Story
1: Dear Parent, Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story...We hope you are able to feel like you know us a little bit better by the end of it. ~Meg and Josh
2: Our story begins in 2006 when we met at our job. We were both working at a group home for teenagers with mental health concerns. Working together, we spent most of our days calling each other "Miss Meg" and "Mr. Josh" because that's what the kids called us. Meg still likes to remind Josh of how they met by writing "Mr. Josh" on birthday and anniverary cards...
3: After three years of dating, our wedding was a fairy tale day, with friends and family gathered around to celebrate. We both have huge families, who love to be loud and love to dance...this led to some funny and memorable moments at the reception! | Our Wedding
4: Josh is always on the go! Between runnning competitive races and fishing, he is always having some adventure...He also loves to cheer on hometown sports like our local baseball team. Josh is sincere and dedicated to the things that are important to him- whether it be his time with family, or at his job as a family therapist. | About Josh...
5: I will always love you
6: About Meg
7: Meg loves to be social, and has a group of best friends who are as close as sisters. She's always up for a new experience, like checking out a dusty antique shop or little local festivals. Meg is also close to her coworkers, and loves her job working with babies with developmental concerns. She gets to play with cute babies all day long!
8: Education is important to both of us. Josh has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master of Education in Counseling. Meg has a Bachelor's degree in Christian Ministry and a Master of Education in Counseling. We will support our future children in any education they would like to do or path they want to take, just like our parents did for us.
10: We are not all serious all the time though! Most of our friends describe us as pretty silly... | Meg's friends say they knew Josh was a "keeper" when he entered her friend Katie's wedding reception dressed in a sombrero because the DJ recruited him to start the Conga line!
11: Traveling is also something we love, and we have been really lucky to get to go a lot of great places. We can't wait to take our family on trips some day... | Florida Keys | Island of St. Lucia | Ontario, Canada
12: In 2010, we bought our house. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large yard to play in. We bought this house because we were ready to start our family. We have always talked about adoption, and thought we would adopt as well as have children by birth. When we found out Meg would have a very hard time becoming pregnant, we knew God had put adoption in our hearts for a reason.
13: Our home is near family and friends, and we see them often. These people can't wait to be grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins... They are so excited about adoption, and ask us tons of questions. The grandmothers are ready to spoil our child! Meg's mom is even hand-making all of the nursery bedding for the baby.
14: We love that we live right next to a park with awesome playgrounds, sports leagues, and a children's fishing pond. Our community is unique because dairy farms are just a few miles from urban areas with lots of diversity. We think this makes it a perfect place to raise kids, where they will get to have all types of great experiences. | Josh can't wait to take the advice on the can of bait and "take a kid fishing!"
15: This is Rocky. He loves swimming more than anything. Once when Meg's parents' basement flooded, he saw this as a opportunity to have an indoor swimming pool! He is friendly and great with kids. | Katrina is our quirky cat. She is always curled up in the most unusal places, and thinks the new changing table in the nursery is a bed made just for her. Here she is cuddled up on it. | Our Pets | Meg got Darlin' as her 11th birthday present. Darlin' is currently used for young childrens' riding lessons, and is so gentle with little kids. | Checkmate is a big goof-ball! He's been in lots of costume contests and parades. Meg's favorite costume was when he was the Tin Man and she was Dorothy.
16: Along with our family members, we also have great support through our "church family." These friends are always there for us, and truly feel like an extended family.
17: Our church believes children should be valued above all else. We cannot wait for our kids to learn about God, make friends, and grow into adults with a strong faith. | These are all pictures of our Children's Ministry program.
18: We hope you feel like you know us a little better now... We are a couple that enjoys our life and tries to find the joy in every situation. We try to laugh at ourselves, and always show our love to each other as much as possible.
19: We know the decision you have to make is difficult, and think you are so brave to consider an adoption plan for your child. Because of that decision, you will also give joy to a couple through your child's life.
20: We are so blessed that God has provided us with a life and resources that will allow us to raise a child and give him or her great experiences. Our hearts are filled with love for our future child, and that child's first parents. We know that although we may not be able to have a child through birth, God is at work building our family, and we trust Him with that... Thank you for taking the time to read our book, and we look forward to hopefully meeting with you in the future. ~Meg and Josh