dear expectant mother
We can never imagine how difficult this journey is for you, and we want you to know we pray for your peace every single day.
We don’t have words to fully explain how blessed and grateful we feel to be considered by you. We can’t make this choice easier for you. Our sincere wish is that it helps with the decision to know what we can give is a solemn promise. If you choose us, your child will be adored unconditionally, comforted, and cherished every day. They will laugh, learn, play, be protected fiercely, and be supported in their choices and talents, whatever they may be. They will camp, raise animals, bake cookies, go to museums, ride bikes, raise tadpoles, catch fireflies, experience the mountains and the beach, have adventures surrounded by friends and family, and always be the center and light of our life. We will teach them how to weather the hard times, celebrate the good times, and appreciate all of the wonders this world has to offer.
We promise to spend every day of our lives honoring the gift of trust that was made by an exceptional mother. And we will forever be thankful that you saw our love from a few words on a page.
Terrell is an Army Reservist and a consultant with a GPS tracking company. Lissa is a SAHM and homeschool teacher. Lissa calls Terrell her “smile guy” because his smile is the first thing that drew her to him. Terrell calls Lissa “the most caring, loving person” he’s met. The most important thing to both of us is having a strong, healthy, loving, and happy family! We value honesty, hard work, humor, and being active while having fun as a family. Most evenings we eat dinner together then have epic board game battles or hilarious Wii dance-offs. Nick is 22 and in his second year of college classes. He is a funny, sensitive, caring, and smart young man. Ashley is 12 and is in seventh grade. She is our silly little introvert but will talk your ear off when she gets to know you! She loves science, reading, animals, dancing, gymnastics, and swimming.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a great neighborhood in beautiful North Carolina, and our neighbors are some of our best friends. We live at the end of a cul-de-sac, and our fenced-in backyard opens to the neighborhood nature trail. Our house is “that house”—if kids get locked out or scared, they come here. We’re the ones who sit in the driveway so they can ride their bikes safely. At any time, there’s a pick-up volleyball game, impromptu water shooter battle, or firefly catching contest spilling through our backyards. Our home is where kids are allowed to fingerpaint, make slime, get dirty, and play with playdoh. We love animals and have two dogs, two cats, and two turtles.
Our Extended Family
We are very close to our extended family. Most of them live within 30 minutes of us, and we love to spend game nights, birthday celebrations, and holidays together. We try to get together at least once a month and have smaller get-togethers more often. We do a family potluck Thanksgiving at our house, where everyone brings their signature dish. Terrell’s dish is his world-famous (well, to us anyway) mac and cheese! We have also started a yearly camping trip at a different location each year.
We also meet at the beach three weeks a year with our family that is farther away. Spending Christmas at the beach is a tradition we started six years ago so everyone can relax, not travel, and just enjoy the time together. We also go in the fall to celebrate all of our birthdays. In the spring, we go to the beach with the kids’ “fairy godmothers.” None of our family believes you can spoil a child with too much love!
What Led Us To Adoption
When we got married, we knew we wanted kids. Ashley was born a year later, and Nick came to live with us around the same time. We also decided immediately to start working toward adoption. Adoption has always been close to our hearts as we have both lifelong friends who are adopted and friends who have adopted. We believe this is how God is leading us and how our family is meant to be formed. We are blessed to have so much love here and cannot wait to share it with a new family member!
About Lissa (Melissa)
|Favorite Hobby||Photography, dancing, reading|
|Favorite Movie||Grease, Grease 2|
|Favorite Sport||Horseback riding, billiards|
|Favorite Music Group||Prince, Martina McBride|
|Favorite TV Show||Law and Order, Bull|
|Favorite Book||Island of the Blue Dolphins|
|Favorite Tradition||Getting the Christmas tree from the farm, epic theme birthday parties|
|Dream Vacation||A hut in Tahiti|
About Terrell (Harvey)
|Occupation||GPS tracking sales, Army Reserve|
|Education||High school, Army|
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, dancing, bike riding|
|Favorite Movie||How to Train Your Dragon|
|Favorite Sport||Football, billiards, bowling|
|Favorite Music Group||Nickelback, Lincoln Park|
|Favorite TV Show||Hawaii Five-0|
|Favorite Book||The Lord of the Rings|
|Favorite Tradition||Turning on the Green Lantern ornament on the Christmas tree|
|Dream Vacation||World cruise|
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