The Story of Us

Brad and I started dating on New Year’s Eve in 1994. By early 1995 we were in love and planning our future together.

Did I fail to mention that I was 17 and he was 15 at the time? Yes, we were babies. And yes, I know we were far too young to be talking marriage and kids and houses and kids and marriage and… You get the point.

But here we are, one wedding, three daughters, a few houses and 19 years later with the life we’d always imagined for ourselves.  I love that man more today than I did all those years ago, which was something I never could’ve imagined at the time. He is an awesome husband and the type of man who has done an incredible thing for his daughters by showing them, by the way he loves me, how their future husbands should love them.

Things haven’t always been as wonderful as they are right now. We’ve gone through times that I don’t care to recall. Nothing but God’s infinite grace and His mercy have made our marriage and our family what it is today.

The reason for this blog is twofold: It’s a great way for our friends and family to follow our adoption story and, perhaps most importantly, writing is therapeutic. I love to write. I often think that poor Mrs. Hilger would be horrified by my misuse of phrasing and punctuation… I’m so thankful that I won’t be graded on this after it’s all said and done. Right?

My sincere hope and prayer is that you’ll enjoy reading through my discombobulated rants and disconnected thoughts and keep us in your prayers from time to time.


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