We wanted to craft a heartfelt opening to this letter, but we had a hard time finding the right words. We hunted for an inspiring quote, but Google returned too many options and Meredith couldn’t decide. We tried to be funny, but unfortunately when Adam enlisted in the Army they issued him a uniform but not a sense of humor. So, all we’ve got to start with is a smile and a hello!
We are excited to share this glimpse into our lives. Whether it’s riding our bikes, cooking dinner, or enjoying a rockin’ concert we feel lucky to do it together. Our relationship has taken us all the way from the tops of mountains to the comfort of our couch. As Adam likes to say, “We can live without each other, but we can’t live without each other.” We value independence and give each other freedom to explore our interests...but we also can’t wait to share all about it when we get home. Even if we are physically apart our hearts and our minds never are (and we have the text message records to prove it). While we’ve done so much together, there’s one thing we’ve always wanted -- to start a family.
Reflecting on this journey, we’ve learned relationships are about finding the right fit. We’ve brought all parts of our pasts, presents, and futures together into one and built something amazing. However, over time we’re realized that there’s still one piece missing. We feel spoiled by how much love we have for each other, and we know we have enough room in our hearts to share.
The right fit in a relationship can look many ways -- a loved one’s hand in yours, or someone’s arms enveloping you in a hug. To us, love is best shared with genuine care and affection.
A home has to be the right fit as well. We found our true home by keeping family in mind -- we wanted rooms that could be filled with warmth and laughter, a kitchen where everyone would gather, and a yard for playtime.
Friends and families also fit together. We are proud to have built a village like no other. Our families have opened their hearts and their homes to bring us all together, and all of us would love to welcome you too.
We hope that you see something in us that feels right to you. This is a big step for all of us to take together. We realize that there’s nothing conventional or easy about this journey, but we are grateful that we don’t have to do it alone.
As Helen Keller once said, “All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Love is the best thing we have to give, and our wish is that our lives are the right fit with yours.