We met in college at a student dinner for our church. Katie noticed Nathan immediately, but Nathan needed more convincing. Katie was attracted to Nathan originally because he had a great smile and loved God. As Katie got to know Nathan better, his determination, hard work, enthusiasm, and fun character made her fall in love with him. As we got to know each other, Nathan was attracted to Katie’s dependability, caring heart, and selflessness and fell in love with her. Katie pursued Nathan until, ultimately, he realized how amazing Katie was for him.
After dating for a few years, we were engaged and then married. We spent the first years of our marriage moving from Tampa, Florida, to Memphis, Tennessee, to Columbus, Ohio, for Nathan’s medical training. Finally, we have settled into our new home in Florida, and are thrilled to grow our family through adoption. We have been married for nine years and have two biological children: Gwendolyn and Oliver.