After falling in love with my beautiful (inside and out!) wife Jen, i knew I wanted to build my family with her. Jen comes from a family that celebrates life and she grew up loving and caring for babies all around as her cousins were mostly younger than her. In fact, two of her cousins were adopted and the family was open about this and celebrated that beautiful fact. Seeing this amazing quality in her and her family imparted in me a deep sense of responsibility in raising children.
Being raised by two loving parents and growing up with an older brother and sister, I also learned the value of family from a young age. I always felt blessed that my parents loved each other and were committed to each other. I share that same commitment with Jen.
I also greatly value my relationship with my dad. An educated and thoughtful man, he would help me with my algebra homework, my baseball bat swing in little league, and even deep spiritual questions which burned deep within me. Although our relationship has matured in a healthy way, I value it now even more than before. He freely shares his wisdom with me in a loving and tender way. It is my resolve to chart this same path with our babies, although beit in my own way. I look forward to supporting a precious baby in a way that nourishes him or her to be the beautiful person that they were meant to become.