We have travelled across the country for this very moment!
Of course, we didn’t realize this was the case when we moved, but God did. We are Josh and Kathy and here’s a little bit of our story.
So how did we find our way out to Utah? A while ago, some friends started a small but vibrant Evangelical Christian church in the valley. We were living in Maryland at the time; but after visiting Utah, we fell in love with the area and wanted to see the people here thrive. So a few years ago, after Josh got a job that allowed him to work from home, we packed up all our stuff and took our first cross-country road trip!
At that time, Kathy was 22 weeks pregnant with our first baby. A few months after arriving, she gave birth to our son, but immediately after birth he couldn’t breathe. It turns out he was born with an unexpected hole in his diaphragm. For the next 2 weeks we lived at the NICU with our son as he went through 3 surgeries. About a day after his final surgery, he left us to be in the arms of Jesus. Losing a child was the hardest thing we’ve ever gone through, yet God has held our hand and walked with us through it all. We know our son is with Jesus and we will see him again. Through pain, God has shown us His deeper love for us and brought us to the place we’re at today.
Why adopt? Kathy has wanted to adopt since she was a little girl. Both of us believe it to be one of the most beautiful ways to show love, to be loved, and to reflect the love God has showed us when he adopted us into His family. We know this is God’s “Plan A” and adoption is our “Plan A” for growing our family. This is why we can say God has brought us across the country for this moment.
We look forward to talking with you and hearing your hopes and desires for adoption and what openness would look like for our story. We are already praying for you and for the decisions that are ahead of you, that your way would be blessed, and God would bring you peace.
Kathy (by Josh)
Kathy is the dearest person in the world to me. She has a deep love for me that shows itself every day in her words and actions. Her beautiful smile opens people’s hearts. From the day we met, our favorite thing to do together is to talk about anything and everything. There is no one I’d rather spend my life with. I know that she will make a loving mom to our children and give them a home where they are cherished and invested in for their entire lives. She is so excited about being a mommy!
Josh (by Kathy)
I know Josh is going to be the best dad ever, and I can already picture Josh being just that! When our child goes through a hard time, Josh will be a caring, listening ear and give good, fatherly counsel. When our child is excited about something, he will celebrate alongside. When our child wants to try something new, Josh will be right there with them, cheering them on, and giving them the resources needed to succeed in reaching his/her dreams. Whatever ups or downs our child journeys through, Josh will be there with his whole heart loving and supporting. I know these things because he does these things for me.
Things we look forward to doing with our child:
- Having picnics at the park
- Reading books
- Celebrating holidays
- Snuggling together
- Going on big adventures
- Visiting family
- Gardening together
- Enjoying healthy, vegan meals
- Playing with Legos
- Building a snowman
- Singing around the house
- Camping and hiking
- Walking our dogs together
- Having play dates with our friends
- Creating new traditions together
- Making memories together
With cousins, uncles, aunts, grandparents, great grandparents, and more, our child is already loved and adored! It’s always a great time when we’re with our relatives and extended family. That’s why we plan multiple family get-togethers a year and make a ton of wonderful memories.
We are blessed with an incredible community of friends! They have cared for us in our need by bringing us meals and being there for us when our son was in the NICU, and they have celebrated with us along our adoption journey. We love game nights, hang outs, adventures, and just sharing life together. These friends are friends for life!
Thank you again for taking the time to read about us! This is just a glimpse of who we are. To learn more of our story, contact CSS to view our profile book. We are so excited about being a mommy and daddy to your baby. We believe God has brought us across America to live out the love God showed us when we were adopted into his family. We already love our baby and we already love you — the amazing, brave mom choosing life and making a thoughtful, loving plan for baby.
We look forward to meeting you!
Josh and Kathy