Kyle + Amanda
You are such an answered prayer for us! We don't know all of the circumstances that brought you to create an adoption plan for your son or daughter, but your selflessness is so cherished. We are humbled beyond measure to have you consider us as parents and know we will raise your child in a God-centered, loving family with SO much support!
To start from the beginning,
We must apologize to any Texas Tech rivals out there, as we met while attending the greatest university in the world. Amanda's freshman year, and Kyle's sophomore year at Tech was the beginning of the end for our dating careers. Amanda was 18, and after studying all week and knowing she would ace her first economics quiz, it was to her dismay that the professor must have gotten off on his grading or calculated incorrectly as she didn't make the A that she just KNEW she would. Meanwhile, Kyle's paper mirrored what Amanda was supposed to make, causing her to reach out and ask for a study buddy. Kyle and Amanda maintained a friendship which turned into a best-friendship for over a year before taking the plunge into actually dating and becoming "Facebook official." After both graduating from Texas Tech University (Kyle in 2012, and Amanda in 2013), Kyle decided to pop the ques-tion! We tied the knot in August 2013, and our relationship and commitment to each other continues to grow with each passing day. We loved West Texas so much that we decided to stay out there a little while before moving closer to family. We have the goofiest and most loving relationship and push each other daily to pursue our relationship with the Lord.
What Brought Us Here
When we got engaged, we had talked about adoption and knew that would be an alley we would eventually take-it was just a matter of WHEN. We married young and have always known that we wanted to have children. We also knew we wanted to wait until we were financially able to provide for our child/ren with a stable home, close to our immediate families for support, as well as allow them the ability to pursue interests of their own (sports, arts...). We were married for 5 years when we decided it was time. After having friends who took a while to get pregnant, we weren't too worried when the tests showed up negative month after month. About a year later, we finally got our first positive pregnancy test only to find out days later that we had miscarried. We continued to try, getting pregnant 3 more times and losing a total of 4 times. We took this as our sign from the Lord that our time for adoption was NOW. We have never doubted that we are meant to be parents, and now we are hopeful that someone will be able to answer that prayer for us!
Meet Kyle - by Amanda
Kyle is always looking for ways to make other people happy! If he's being extra goofy, you might as well laugh or he'll keep going until you do! He's able to make light of any situation which makes those stressful days disappear and make you realize life is too short to take everything too seriously!I always knew I was meant to be an elementary teacher, but Kyle's calling to be a funeral director is on a whole other level. His empathy for people during the darkest times in their life and ability to encourage them throughout the process is absolutely a gift from God. After losing my father, I got to see Kyle's goodness first hand. I cannot even begin to put in words his ability to comfort, support, and be the overall glue that held my emotions and our family together during that time.
Meet Amanda - by Kyle
Amanda is competitive. She loves games and activities (but you better let her win!) She does know how to be a good sport though ;).She loves children. Her calling in life is to grow and mold young children to reach their full potential. She has a true gift when it comes to teaching and connecting with children. Hence, why she is a very great teacher, aunt, and spouse!
What We Enjoy
Kyle really loves to work outside landscaping, mowing, and keeping our lawn looking nice! Amanda enjoys running and playing tennis. We both play piano, although Kyle is the more musical one as he plays guitar for the church and the drums on occasion! Travelling together is one of our favorite things to do! When it's just the two of us, we love hanging out by the beach, enjoying lots of great seafood, and sleeping in. When we travel with Amanda's brother and sister-in-law, we take in everything we can in a short amount of time. One particular occasion-we visited Maine, drove to Cadillac Mountain at three in the morning to be able to be the first few people to see the sunrise in the United States, then hiked 4 miles, bike rode 15 miles, and kayaked back - all in the same day!
When we moved to North Texas, it seemed like everyone else was too! We were excited to be buying our first house together yet were outbid twice! After work one day, our realtor had us meet her in this neighborhood we hadn't yet visited. Amanda got there first, immediately fell in love but put on her poker face to get Kyle's genuine reaction. When Kyle arrived, he stepped out of his truck and hadn't even closed the door before saying, "Yep, this is the one!" It's the perfect 4 bedroom, 2 bath, Joanna Gaines inspired home that we immediately saw our children being raised in. To top it all off (as if it wasn't perfect already in our minds), we began meeting our neighbors who are now some of our best friends! We also invited some friends over that we had met through Amanda's brother and sister-in-law who loved the neighborhood so much, they decided to build here as well! Our community and area are very diverse, with great schools, and less than a mile from our church home.
Before You Go
Thank you so much for taking the time to consider us! We can guarantee your child will be entering the most loving home and family possible with strong values and lots of laughs! Love, Amanda & Kyle
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