Monday, March 24, 2014

Well hello!

     We want to thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about us during
this time. Our family wouldn’t be complete without the blessing of adoption and the joys
it has brought to our little family.

     I’m sure you’d like to know a little about us to begin with. First we have been
married 14 years and have been best friends from our first date. We met while
attending college at Utah Valley University in a student government class. We dated
for several months prior to Casey asking the big question! We were sealed in the Salt
Lake Temple 4 months later. After graduating college we wanted to start our family not
realizing that we would be faced with the challenge of infertility. After years of trying we
knew that adoption was our blessing of becoming a family. Our papers were filed with
LDS Social services and we began praying for birthparents. Then one day our world
changed as we received a phone call from a family friend who said that there was a 6
month old baby girl who needing a home. Little did we know, that home was ours!

     We met this sweet baby and we fell in love instantly. Our hearts were bursting
with love and emotions as we knew we had just fallen in love with our baby girl. It's
been 5 1/2 years since that day and still our hearts melt when we think back to that day
and those moments. Was it all worth it? Absolutely! Was it crazy? Completely. Were
we happy? The happiest! Teaching us the importance of family and the covenants we
made. Daily she reminds us how to be better, the responsibility we have to raise her
to her fullest potential. She is one amazing little girl and can’t wait to be a big sister!
She is the neighborhood babysitter (as a 5 year old helper) she loves babies and drops
whatever she is doing to snuggle up next to the baby to make them laugh.
     As a family our goal is to spend as much time together that we can doing the
things we love. Summertime is our favorite as we spend the majority of our days outside
playing sports or going to parks for hours. We love the beach and went to California
this summer where we couldn’t get enough of the beach. Casey loves to play golf and
is a baseball fanatic. One day we would love to go to New York to see a game. He is
passionate about his work and loves helping people every chance he can. Working hard
and teaching our kids good work ethic is important but family is the most important to
Casey. He loves going on “Daddy Daughter” dates whenever he can, and they have
a bond that is truly amazing.

    Amy has too many interests to name but mostly crafting and interior design are her passions. She owns her own small business that actually started as a hobby and turned into a great way to help save for our adoption. Amy loves making new friends and making people feel loved and important. She loves serving others and showing Olivia that when you serve others you can have a great time. Her
and Olivia have dance parties almost daily and love hosting neighborhood parities with
all the kids.
     Olivia loves to dance; we find her in her room dancing daily. She has some
pretty good moves. She is in Kindergarten and loves school, even the homework. She
is one spunky kid that never skips a beat, she is dancing one minute and wrestling with
her cousins the next. She has a contagious laugh and curls that every girl loves! We are
excited to see our family grow and love welcome a new baby into our home. As parents
our goal is to show our children that life is fun, it’s meant to be enjoyed. We make an
effort to have fun daily even with small things as family walks or relaxing at home.
We come from a family with six adopted grandchildren, all different situations
and circumstances but all loved from the moment we met. Olivia loves asking about
adoption and we love sharing what we know about her birthparents. She will always
know how much they loved her and cared for her that they wanted nothing but the best
for her and for all our children.
         We understand that life hands us choices you never thought you’d have to make.
We understand, life has an interesting way of giving us challenges but looking back
on our marriage there has always been a reason to why and how trials and challenges
then turned to blessings and lessons. Our life hasn’t been perfect but we wouldn’t
have it any other way. We have grown as a couple, we have grown as parents, and
we have grown as a family. We know it’s hard to get to know us through a letter but we
want you to feel comfortable and at peace with your decision. We know that adoption
is a blessing and that this baby will be loved. We thank you for your time and will be
praying for you.

Best wishes,
Casey, Amy, and Olivia

1 comment:

  1. The Twitty's are one of the most incredible families I know. I've known Amy for almost twenty years. All of their life experience have made them stronger, more whole, well-rounded, respected, loved, liked and three of the best people I know. They have so much to offer and have such a tremendous amount of love to share....