On Patrick's side are his mother and her boyfriend and two younger brothers. They all live within 3 miles of our home! We often enjoy dinners together in the winter and outdoor BBQs in the summer. Patrick’s mom owns her home-based hair salon, which we visit frequently for haircuts. She absolutely loves children and enjoys sewing her own outfits, blankets and quilts for baby gifts. Patrick’s family is very excited about our adoption journey and especially thrilled that this will be the first baby on his side of the family!
Patrick loves children and we spend a lot of time with our friends’ children, and nieces and nephews. He has a younger brother who is 12 years younger then him, so he grew up really helping to raise him and loved every minute of it. Patrick grew up on a small dairy farm, ran by his father and uncle. Sadly his father passed away in 2013 and it was always a dream of Patrick's to have his own small farm some day, following in his father’s footsteps. We built our little hobby farm a few years ago and quickly filled it with some great animals. Our animals have plenty of free space to roam and are friendly and inquisitive. We enjoy ethical farming and take pride in our small farm. Currently we supply all of our own farm-fresh meat such as beef, chicken, eggs, turkey and duck.
Patrick is employed by my father in the logging and excavating business. He will sometimes be operating multiple machines at a time, making it all look so easy, though I know his skill has not be acquired easily. Patrick really does well communicating and getting along with the employees and my dad, the boss. It is not always easy working with family, but I am so grateful that they have a mutual love and respect for each other. His hard work and dedication is immeasurable.
Patrick is such an honorable, and faithful man. Patrick is a hard worker and a great provider for our family. Patrick has so many great qualities as a husband that I feel will make him an excellent and caring father!
Patrick loves children and we spend a lot of time with our friends’ children, and nieces and nephews. He has a younger brother who is 12 years younger then him, so he grew up helping to raise him and loved every minute of it. He still continues to be a role model to his youngest brother, who is now in his teens. Patrick encourages him to always strive to be the best that he can be.
Patrick also enjoys coaching our church league softball team. He is a great leader, on and off the field, and his positive attitude makes him a great role model for others around him. He is also encouraging to his team members and never gives up. These are just some of the qualities that will make him a great father!