Well, first of all, there’s me, Melanie. I’m almost 29 and I am married to Dear Husband. I have three HUGE passions, Jesus, family and music. Until this point in my life, I was convinced those three would always be constant themes in my life and that I could rely on them when I fell upon hard times. In my former life, I was a choir teacher, but we moved to find a better place to raise a family and follow Dear Hubby’s career three months ago. Right now, I’m unemployed but sort of working as a substitute teacher. I like to crochet, cook, play with our kitty, and am very active in our church and community theater.
Dear Hubby (DH) is the smartest, sweetest, most handsome man I’ve ever met. He’s also quite studly. He is almost 33 and enjoys all sorts of nerd-ery (his words, not mine), eating my cooking, getting our kitty to not bite him, and is also very active in our church. Plus, he wishes he enjoyed playing sports as much as he enjoys watching them, especially baseball.
We met in 2008 when I began attending a bible study at our mutual church. I’m not going to lie, I scanned the crowd and didn’t see any hotties, but I did see a cute, smart-looking, quiet guy in the corner who made me laugh because of his quick wit. I was interested and totally crushing on him. Once he and I started getting to know each other, I thought for sure he wouldn’t be interested in some awkward lowly music teacher, especially since he was (and still is) a brilliant engineer working a high-profile job (Shhh! Its top secret!). I even sent him an email inviting him to talk about our travels, which I thought he ignored!
You can imagine my surprise when he asked me out six months later(2009)! Maybe you can’t–but I did drive over a curb (at church, in front of other bible study colleagues) because I was so excited. The first date went well and again, I totally didn’t want to get my hopes up but he asked me out again. Then my car broke down and he offered to drive me to bible study that week, and continued to drive me there even after I had a brand new car. We were inseparable from then on and I knew that we would end up together. He thought so too, and after about a year, he took me to a beautiful garden, read a beautiful speech to me and knelt down with a beautiful ring in his hand and after a year of planning, I became his beautiful bride! He even thought to hire a photographer to capture the look of joyous surprise on my face–he’s THAT brilliant! We were married in 2011, surrounded by plenty of our friends and family. It really was the happiest day of our lives, and picture-perfect.
After a year of preventing pregnancy, and an AWESOME 1st anniversary trip overseas, we thought it was time to start a family. And well, long story short, it has not been easy. Our specific journey with infertility can be found on the “Why We Are Here” page.