Because we wanted to be parents.
Because there are children who don’t have anyone to snuggle with them in bed on a cold winter morning.
Because we ourselves were adopted into God’s family.
Because no child should spend a birthday without their existence on this earth being celebrated and cherished.
Because every child should have someone that will come running in the middle of the night to hug them when they had a nightmare.
Because every utterance of mama or daddy should be answered to by a loving parent.
Because there are tears to be wiped and booboos to be kissed.
Because God places the fatherless in families (and the childless too!)
Because we were meant for each other.
Because those are our children, unequivocally.
Because we had too much love for just two people.
Because we were obedient and God is faithful.
Because we cannot imagine our life without them.
Because we needed to be more than Matt and Gaby.
Because we had laughter to share, knowledge to impart, and stories to tell.
Because families are made up of more than shared DNA.
Because there are many ways to build a family.
Because God told us to.
Because we got a call about a little girl who needed a mom and a dad and we had empty arms and a ready heart.
Because we got a call about a little boy who had a sister who had a mom and dad, who had their arms full but not full enough and still a ready heart.