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Hello to someone we wish we knew. If you are viewing this, it can only be for one reason. You are making the hardest decision of your life right now and we are incredibly sorry you are going through this super hard time. We are blown away by your bravery and selflessness. Our family is real, raw, and not ones to fake anything. We have hard days, and we have lots of amazing days, like everyone else. We have ALL the love in the world that we would love to pour out on you and your baby!
In the words of Andi: Danny is our steady, strong sense of peace at all times. He is the strongest man I know; able to endure through the hardest of situations. He is 100% opposite from me, yet we somehow enjoy all of the same things. He helps our entire family feel safe because of his confident demeanor, courage, bravery, and kindness. Danny is also incredibly selfless, always wanting me to be happy, and he is constantly joyful. His sense of humor and light-hearted attitude truly keep us all laughing. He is the perfect balance of common sense and a quick wit. One of the things I appreciate most about him is his strong faith in and complete reliance and dependence on God. While my cup may be half empty some days, his is overflowing onto us all!! Danny loves kids. When I met him in college, he already had twelve nieces and nephews! When we had our first baby, he had to teach me how to bathe and change her and is just so good with kids of all ages and stages. Seeing Danny pour into our kids, kids at church or just our kids’ friends, melts my heart. He is so engaging, never judgmental and cares so much about others. It’s so natural for him to joke around with and love on people with his generous and giving personality.
In the words of Danny: Andrea might be the most kind, compassionate, empathetic person I know. She has a huge heart for the broken and hurting. She is always willing to be a listening ear; without judgement or trying to “fix” things. I cannot ask for a better woman to be married to. As cliché as it sounds, “she completes me”. Though we are polar opposites in many ways, God knew what each of our strengths and weaknesses were and he fit those pieces of us together perfectly. Andrea is an outstanding cook, adventurous, spontaneous, loving, and truly my best half. She is an incredible mother to our three kids, and I know she will be an incredible mother to our child or children to come. She cares well for them; loving them, nurturing them, teaching them. Andrea loves kids, especially our own. She loves babies and the baby/mother bond that has built in those early years. She has grown to be a fantastic mother with her natural mothering and nurturing ability. She enjoys doing crafts, baking, playing games, or going on dates with our kids. She is looking forward again to that bonding time with another child and opening her endlessly loving arms to more children in our family.