Eric + Kate
Get Busy Livin' is our motto for our life together that began over 15 years ago when we met on Beale Street in Memphis,Tennessee. It was instant energy! In 2011, we each married our best friend and could not image a world without one another. We feel blessed to share our love and passion for life with children through adoption and we look forward to growing our family. With that, we have the highest level of admiration and respect for the selfless path you have chosen. As people of faith, we believe experiences in life happen for a reason and the greatest challenges turn out to be the greatest blessings. Thank you for considering us. We are excited for the opportunity to share more, learn about you, and welcome you and this child as eternal members of our Family.
Our Family Values
FAITH. Our time on Earth is limited. As a Family, it is our job to help each other get into heaven.
FAMILY. They are always there for us; and our fondest memories in life are with Family.
INTEGRITY. Our word is everything to us.
SERVICE. It is our obligation to help others in this world.
WORK ETHIC. We believe in working hard to achieve goals. We understand there are things out of our control that don't always make this possible, but God asked us to give everything we have for the betterment of his Kingdom.
TIME. It is the most valuable resource in this world, and how we spend our time demonstrates what we value in life.
GENUINE. Be authentic to everyone - no need to change who you are regardless of circumstances.
PASSION. Everything we do comes with emotion and determination. You can rest-assured that will be our approach to raising our children.
FRIENDSHIP. It is not enough to be kind. To be a true friend you must connect emotionally and have compassion and love.
MODERATELY-CONSERVATIVE. We believe in saving money for the future and living within our means--but we are also open to taking calculated risks.
Eric Describes Kate
It feels like yesterday when I first met Kate, as I vividly remember her big smile, piercing eyes, and zest for life! After a few dates it was evident she stood for many of the same values that are important to me. She has since been my "everything" and her mere presence provides an amazing sense of comfort, peace, and love.
I have never met anyone with Kate's determination and mental toughness. She truly "wills" herself to success in everything she does (e.g. volleyball and education, career), and most importantly, she carries the same passion and love as a mom. In addition, she is one of the most likable people you will meet because she exudes a genuine and humble aura.
I love these qualities in Kate because it makes me strive to be a better person every day; and to me, that is the definition of marriage.
Kate Describes Eric
Eric is my daily inspiration and has been since I first met him! I fell in love with his larger than lifee nergy and contagious smile, and ability to bring the best out of everyone he encounters (including me).
Everything Eric does -- he does for others. His service over self mindset, natural charisma and genuine passion to lead has allowed him to live a fulfilling life. It has also been the foundation of his extraordinary professional success! However...no matter how busy life is...Eric always maintains true perspective on what is most important.
Most importantly, Eric's greatest gift is found in being a dad. He has endless love and wisdom to give, and I am certain you will quickly recognize his gift of sharing!
James graced us with his presence on August 11, 2020. Everyday he wakes up with a smile and has a contagious laugh that melts your heart. We would love for him to have a little brother or sister to share in life's precious experiences.
Where We Live
Located within a suburb of a major metropolitan city, our family is exposed to a number of opportunities to enjoy entertainment events, culture and history, the outdoor sand recreational activities and much more. We have a spacious SUV for our family to travel comfortably.
Our community offers us security and intimacy. It has tennis and basketball courts, a community pool (in addition to our home pool), and various parks and trails throughout. We love going on family walks to the nearby shops and restaurants!
We are exceptionally fortunate to have a beautiful and comfortable home with plenty of space for our growing family, and hosting holidays and parties!
Before You Go
In April 2011, we vowed to share a life together with children and educate them to be devoted Christians. With our faith as the foundation of our daily lives, our commitment to you is to also provide this child with a safe, loving, and healthy home and teach him/her to be a respectful contributor to society--all while living life to its fullest!
Eric, Kate, and James
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