"The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all." Although we haven't met yet, I admire your strength and courage. When finding yourself in an unimaginably difficult position, you didn't crumble or break, rather embraced your circumstances and made it a blessing for someone else. For that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I've always dreamed of being a mother. As I sit to write this letter, my heart is beating with pure joy at the possibility of that dream coming true. It's been a long journey to find this beautiful little angel. While the road hasn't always been easy, I held on to my faith, trusting that we would find each other.
I'm an aunt and godmother to 8 beautiful children. If you decide to choose me to raise your child, I promise to love, protect, and cherish him or her with all my heart. I promise you that I will foster and nurture their spirit and help them find their special place in this world. I will make sure that they never forget the sacrifices you have made and the love that brought them into this world. I will be his or her rock for the rest of their life and promise to love them unconditionally.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
I'm a television writer and producer.
My job is an absolute joy! I've been blessed to have made a successful career out of my passions: film, television, and writing. It's a fantastic and creative environment, filled with delightful co-workers.
Everyday is an adventure and the reward of seeing my work on screen every week is deeply gratifying. The wonderful part of my job is that I work nine months out of the year, which will allow three months to devote to the little angel.
Here are some behind the scenes pics of my favorite moments on set!
10 Things About Me
- For the past 5 years, I've volunteered twice a week at a foster children's after school program. I love those kids!
- I LOVE animals and have been a foster mom to lots of pups and kittens.
- I ran a half marathon last year. So hard but so satisfying to cross the finish line!
- I dye my hair--A LOT! LOL! I'm decisive about everything else in my life, but I just can't decide if I want to be a blonde or brunette.
- I make gumbo and jambalaya from scratch.
- I grew up in Plano, TX.
- I was on the tennis team in high school and college.
- I make gingerbread villages during the holidays. It started out as a tradition with my nieces and nephews and I've kept it up.
- I went to college in New York.
- I throw themed birthday parties for both of my godchildren every year. It takes about a month of planning. They always have so much fun! This year it's going to be "TEXAS STATE FAIR."
I have a super tight-knit family!
My mom is my hero. I talk to her at least once a day. She's usually the first call of the morning and the last text of the night. My dad is the sweetest person on earth and loves any excuse to fire up the grill. He makes a barbecue brisket that just falls off the bone.
My parents are my rock through thick and thin. They support and love me no matter what. Any time, day or night, I can call and one of them will pick up. Family means the world to them and they're thrilled to meet the newest addition.
I have two brothers who I adore and I'm an aunt to 6 beautiful children. My sister-in-laws are my best friends. Growing up the middle child, in between two boys, I always wanted a sister. Now I have two!
My older sister is a firecracker with a heart of gold. You know the saying "Southern women are bulldozers disguised as powder puffs?" That's her! My younger sister-in-law is the opposite: soft spoken and demure. Both are brilliant and dynamic. It's so much fun when we get together.
I can't wait to introduce the little one into our family!
Hobbies & Interests
I collect vintage tea cups. I know it's a bit old fashioned, but I guess that's partly why I love it. There's a sense of history there, something that holds a story of a time gone by.
Also, I'm a water baby. It doesn't matter what kind of water: river, lake or ocean. I just love being by the water.
My family has a little ranch on a lake just outside of Austin. We spend every Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day there together. We boat, ski, tube and swim. It's a summer tradition and I'm excited for next summer so I can share it with the newest addition to our family!
You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can't take Texas out of the girl!
While my career has taken me away from my home state, my southern values remain: Integrity, kindness, honesty and manners.
I also pride myself on my compassion, positivity, discipline and an unwavering devotion to my family and friends.
Co-workers, family, and friends are amazed at my ability to maintain a positive attitude, regardless of my circumstances. I firmly believe life is to be embraces and treasured. There's joy and beauty around every corner if you're patient and keep holding on.
My positive outlook and faith in God are the two things that have shaped my life. I write in my Gratitude Journal every morning. It helps me focus on the blessings.
The holiday season is a magical time of year in my family. Thanksgiving is filled with traditions. I've taken over the tradition of hosting Thanksgiving dinner which means cooking for 10-16 people every year. It's insane and I love every minute of it. I cook my grandmother's Louisiana oyster dressing, pineapple upside down cake and all the traditional fixins!
My dad and I make gumbo every Christmas Eve, a tradition I took over from Grandma Martha. Each family member gets to open one gift and then we all head out to High Mass at midnight.
On Christmas Day we head to our church and serve those less fortunate. By noon, we're back home and it's time for presents. My mother, sister-in-laws, grandmothers, and I cook recipes that have been in our families for generations. The Cowboys game plays on multiple televisions and my nieces and nephews play board games and touch football.
While the food is delicious and the festivities are fun, we're very mindful to instill in the kids that holidays are a time to reflect on our blessings and good fortune. I'm delighted to share these traditions with my little one.
"Like a band of gypsies, we go down the highway. We're the best of friends"
Weddings, birthdays, baptisms and movie premieres. We're always cheering each other on!
I'm a lucky girl! I've been blessed with a solid core group of friends since I was a teenager. We've seen the world together. Held hands as our babies came into this world and cared for each other when loved ones have left it.
We call ourselves the Gypsies because we're always traveling the globe, whether it's for work or vacation. Caroline was the first to use the phrase after she listened to Willie Nelson's 'On the Road Again.' He says, "Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway. We're the best of friends." It just seemed to fit, so it stuck.
Some live around the corner. Others live across the world. Either way, we're never far from each other's hearts.
Me as a Parent
Unconditional love, security, patience, kindness, stability--and laughter.
I believe that a strong spiritual and religious foundation is one of the most important cornerstones of life. My faith has been a bedrock during difficult times and a joy during celebrations. Whether it be midnight mass on Christmas Eve or the christening of a newborn, faith has brought immense joy, connection and strength to my family and it will continue to do so for my child.
I believe stability and structure is paramount for my child's well being and development. I will provide him or her with a sense of security so that they have the freedom to thrive, knowing they have a strong, stable foundation at home.
My immediate and extended family is multi-racial. The differences strengthen our bond and broaden our horizons. I believe whole-heartedly that we are all God's creation and our differences are to be embraced. I live in a community that celebrates and accepts diversity. My child, regardless of race or gender, will be raised in a supportive environment. Cultural diversity is enriching for everyone, particularly children.
You are an amazing and courageous woman! If we choose to do this together, you will have all of my heart and steadfast support.
My journey first brought me to Gladney and now to you. I know that this is a challenging time and you must be experiencing a range of emotions. I hope once we connect and learn a bit more about each other, your fears and concerns will be replaced with hope and a sense of peace.
Thank you for your open heart and generous spirit. If you put your trust and faith in me, I will be the best mother I can. You are searching for a wonderful home for your baby and I'm looking to share my heart and life with a child. Perhaps you and I are looking for each other.
Sending strength and peace as you continue on your journey.
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