S: Jorfy and Tara
FC: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
1: Dear Birth Parents, First, we would like to say how amazing & loving you are. Adoption is the most profound act of love & selflessness. We are in awe of your courage & compassion. The choice you are making is an unimaginable difficult one and we know that the love for your child and their happiness & protection is what is important. We thank you for the opportunity to share our lives and help you know us a little more. We are excited to share our love for God, each other, and life with you. How blessed the journey of starting a family is. While life's path always has its ups & downs, it's through life we learn to give ourselves to Christ & let him lead the way. Through our fertility battles we have always kept faith knowing His love surrounds us everyday. His faith has led us here to Deaconess & you, as you sit here getting to know us. Our love has grown stronger through the years and we can only imagine how it will blossom with the love of a child. Our desire to instill our values, to enjoy & see the world through a child's eyes, and to help them grow into their personalities, is so strong. A family is built with love and we anxiously await to share our love. The love you share for your child is never ending. If we are the couple you chose, please know, your child will always know and feel your love. You are why they are here, you are a part of them, and your story will always live within them. We are honored that you are looking at us and our life. While there is no way we can put everything in here, we hope we gave you a good glimpse into who we are; a loving couple who want to open their lives up to the love of a child and start a family. We are here with open arms to nurture, love, protect, and grow with your child. With all the love and respect, Jordy and Tara
2: Our journey began December of 2002. We both are active duty Air Force and met here at Tinker Air Force Base. Shortly after we began dating, I received military orders to move to Germany. Knowing we really had something special, Jordy decided he wanted to continue our love story. It all worked out and Jordy received orders two weeks later. What an amazing journey in Germany for the next four years. While there , Jordy proposed the Christmas of 2005. We both decided we would wait and tie the knot when we returned home. Surrounded by family and friends we wed in October of 2007. | We are extremely blessed and look forward to starting our family. Our love of God, family, and life has brought our life path here. and we are overwhelmed with excitement to share it.
3: Jordy is beyond selfless and always out there bringing smiles to peoples' faces. He has an incredible sense of humor. And his compassion to help others is endless. He lives to help those around him reach for their goals and strive to be a better person. Those around him truly feel the passion he holds in his heart. He is an inspiration, true friend, incredible husband, and is going to make one amazing father. | Tara's compassion towards life is amazing. She is also selfless, always making sure those that surround her are taken care of, a truly amazing tender and caring heart. She has a sense of adventure and curiosity thats never ending, she's a true child at heart. Children cannot help but flourish around her. She is an amazing person inside and out, a friend you can hold dear, a faithful and loving wife, and will be \ amazing mother.
5: "There are three things that last: faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13
6: A little Bit About Jordy... Age: The big 40 Personality: Outgoing, Caregiver, Mentor, Laugh at Life humor Hobbies: Golf, Lawn work, Traveling, Volunteering\ Sports to watch: College football & golf Fav Color: Blue Fav Subject in HIgh School: History FavMovie: Star Wars Fav TV Show: Anything on History Channel Fav Author: Ken Davis Fav Food: Pizza & Mac n Cheese" Fav Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip | Volunteering with VFW | Golfing in Scotland
7: A Little Bit About Tara... Age: 37 Personality: Outgoing, Supporter, Adventurous, Curious, Laugh at Life Hobbies: Baking, Cake Decorating, Lawn work, Traveling,Volunteering, Running, Photography, Crafts Sports to watch: Not Really Fav Subject in High School: Math Fav Color: Blue & Deep Purple Fav Movie: Mamma Mia Fav TV Show: Modern Family Fav Author: James Patterson Fav Food: Italian & Mexican Fav Ice Cream: Vanilla with chocolate, PB, and caramel chunks | Relay for Life Committee | 1st Half Marathon | Golfing in Scotland | One of my many cakes
8: Our Furry Friends.. | Godiva "Little Princess" | Opie "Old Man"
9: Deuce "The crazy one" Throughout the pics you may be able to pick out that he is also Momma's boy | What can we say we love dogs. They are adorable, spoiled, and absolutely love children
10: What a privilege to serve our country everyday! We both have a strong sense of American pride. We met while we were both Surveillance Operators onboard the AWACS aircraft, but Tara has since moved on to become a Manpower Requirements Analyst. We have been able to travel and experience the world thanks to being stationed in England, Germany and various other work trips. It is these experiences and more we await to share with our children. With Jordy being in 22 years, and Tara nearing 14 years, we look forward to the day we retire and enjoy our family time and travel even more.
11: OUR HERO
12: Our European Travels
14: Nephew Garrett | My family is supportive, loving and continues to be there for us through the miles. They are anxious for us to start our family, especially the nieces and nephews. | Dad and Dyllan | Nephew Garrett and Brother Glenn with wife Jill | Tara's | My sister, me, with our mom
15: Lisa, Husband Ralph, Daryke, Dyllan, and Allexyss | The siblings | Sisters | The family celebrating Grandma's 90th Birthday! | A family is pieced together with hope and faith.
16: Jordy's | Jordy and Mom | Brother Will and wife Kristy | Nieces - Kyla and Emily | Will, Mom, and Jordy
17: My parents have always put the care and love of their family first.. They await with open arms to love more grandchildren. | Jordy, Dad and Step Mom | Jordy and Kyla | Will and Emily | A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.
18: Our Home | The house has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an office, good size living room and kitchen.
19: This house was bought with family in mind. We sit on three acres, the front acre being wooded. As you can see from the pictures plenty of room for children to run, play, explore, and just be kids. The elementary school is a five minute walk down the road. Neighborhood is extremely kid friendly.
20: Future Baby's Room | A simple room...A simple room that is filled with anticipation, desires, and the utmost love. We await the day to decorate this room. We await the day to look upon our little one while they lay so innocent and sweet, sound asleep in their little crib. | "A precious baby has come from above to live in your hearts and fill them with love."
21: The rest of the house | Living Room | Kitchen | Deuce enjoying his spot
22: Thank you again for this opportunity to share our lives with you. We have been and will continue to pray for you. You've traveled a long road to make it to this decision. Whatever family you choose to parent your child, may God bless you on your journey and give you peace and comfort with your decision.
23: To My Baby I knew of you before your birth, I loved you before we ever met. I prayed for you day and night, Thankful your birth mother had chosen life. The waiting was so anxious and hard, You already held a place in my heart. Weeks went by, and sometimes I cried. Finally one day came a call with good news. Tears of joy fell on my cheek The first time I held you, Precious Baby, so tiny and sweet. I'm thankful your birth mother had chosen life. Rocking and singing sweet lullabies, You've brought much joy to so many lives. I'll love you forever, sweet little one. Memories to treasure, a new life begun. - Karen Ledbetter