Family is our everything. Shawnee’s mother passed when she was in her teen years, so we have really preserved the meaning of family and the importance of time well spent together. Although our families come from completely different cultures (and honestly two different parts of the world) we couldn’t be closer. We truly lean on each other for everything.
Our families cannot wait to welcome a child with unconditional love and open arms. Not only are they ready to provide this child with the best of everything, but this child will have a level of support that we couldn’t even begin to describe. This child will have a grandmother that loves making fresh soups every day and loves teaching her grandchildren Spanish. They will have a grandfather who loves education and teaching the importance of working hard and being there for your family. He also makes amazing fresh Colombian bread. Juan’s sister will be the best aunt; she loves to laugh and dance every chance she gets. She has two children who are THRILLED to have a baby cousin.
On Shawnee’s side of the family, this baby will have the sweetest grandpa who loves fishing, old black-and-white movies, and songwriting. Shawnee’s two brothers will make excellent uncles; one knows everything there is to know about football and one who loves playing the guitar. Her oldest brother has two children who can’t wait for a baby cousin. In addition, Shawnee’s God Mother has been a source of advice and comfort in the absence of her mother, so this baby will be getting a bonus Gram. Our family is so thankful for you.