Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Our story in Photos

I heart faces is asking us to tell our story in Photos. Juergen and I have a long story. I will stick to some of the high lights.





We met in Germany in June 1989. After a short and expensive(1 1/2 years) long distance romance, we married in San Diego 19 years ago. Jessica came 11 months after our wedding. She was sick, with 4 different heart conditions. After her surgery she was the most beautiful healthy and charming child. I had Nicole two years later. Shortly after Nicole’s birth Jessica was diagnosed at PDD_NOS, a form of autism. We were devastated. We spent years fighting autism, and trying to find that charming girl we once had. Today Jessica is charming but she is still sick. In 2001 we adopted Philip from Thailand. In 2004 we went back to Thailand for Thomas. Then in 2007 we adopted Sarah from China. We have lived in Germany for 13 years. We have a dog, a small house and allot of noise. Still we are never board. We love each other, and it's been great! God is good to us… He has always been so good to us! I would say autism played a big role in my life, but adoption plays a bigger role. I choose to focus on the stuff I can change. I don't think I wasted a single minute fighting Jessica’s sickness but adoption gives me hope. It is so easy to change someone’s life for good. I needed that.

4 comments:

Rick Moreno said...

Congratulations to you and Jurgen. May your contiued journey find many blessings and new and undiscovered adventures. I love you.

Dianna said...

Congratulations on 19 years.I'm sure there will be at the very least 100 more happy years for you 2. I love you Dianna

~ M ~ said...

What a beautiful love story! Congrats for your anniversary. Thanks for sharing :)

Suki said...

Really a beautiful story and welcome to I heart faces.