Looking back over my lifetime, I can reflect on how the insecure and shy but outspoken girl I once was has grown into the strong, independent woman I am today. I am kind, hardworking and funny. I am a good friend who remembers birthdays and I love to see people smile. My biggest strength is my thoughtfulness; I send cards to friends and family to let them know I love them and think about them. I see the good in people because I truly believe that we all have more in common than not.
In my free time, I serve as a volunteer at food banks and run a program for adults with Down Syndrome. Always up for learning something new, I take pasta-making, jewelry, and cake-decorating classes.
I am family-oriented to the core. My sister and her family live down the street and we get together with her in-laws and my mother regularly. My brother and nephew live out of town, but we visit a ton. As a family, we have long talks over bonfires while roasting marshmallows and take walks together. In the end, it’s the simple things that make my heart smile. I have established a life I am happy to live in, and I know it will be even more complete when I can share it with a child. I look forward to beginning this new chapter of my life as a mother and providing this child with unconditional love and a wonderful life.