Hello, we are Brett and Megan! Thanks for taking the time to learn about us. Here’s our story…
In the fall of 2015, we were both busy within our careers and trying to figure out how to meet the right person. Like many, we signed up for Match. Within 24 hours of Brett resubscribing and Megan forgetting to unsubscribe, we were matched! Soon we were messaging and getting to know one another. Although we had totally different careers (Brett works in IT while Megan is a special education teacher), we found common ground within our values.
After a handful of months dating, our time together shifted to helping to support Megan’s mom, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. Movies and bowling dates soon turned into to grocery shopping and hospital visits. Though challenging, we learned that we were meant to be together and had found our person. During her last days, Brett was able to ask for Megan’s mom’s blessing and show her the ring picked out for our engagement. We were engaged in November of 2016 and married November of 2017.
As we began our marriage, we started trying to grow our family. After two miscarriages, we realized we were being called in a different direction. We felt at peace letting that process go and moving in the direction of adoption. Our dreams of parenthood continue! We truly believe there is a plan for us through adoption, and we cannot wait to see what God has in store.
When Brett was a kid, he was a sponge for information. He was imaginative and creative, and dreamed of someday becoming a writer. He wanted to create stories, poetry, and a world that someone could immerse themselves in. However, in elementary school, he found his true passion. When Brett was just 10-years-old, his family got their first computer and his life changed forever! He was so intrigued by how computers worked and how they could be modified or upgraded.
Now, Brett wasn’t your typical high school computer nerd. He wrote songs, poems, played guitar, and enjoyed watching and playing sports. However, while writing and other creative pursuits got Brett through some rough times in his teenage years and early adulthood, his love for technology eventually took over and led him to a career in technology.
After working for several different companies, Brett landed his first career position for a cloud services company. In this new role, Brett was finally able to put his writing skills to use while still working with computers. He is not a technical writer, but he knew how to write clear, simple documentation that helped others use the technology.
At his core, Brett loves helping people. For that reason, he can’t wait to help a child grow to be the amazing person that they are destined to become. It’s been a dream of Brett’s to be professionally where he is today, but the only thing sweeter than that is to finally be a dad.
Growing up, Megan was imaginative and creative. Her best friend lived next door and they were always making up games with her younger brother or the many kids in their neighborhood. She enjoyed pretending, whether it was playing teacher or office. She especially loved using office supplies her parents would have around the house.
Megan’s mom was very musical and passed that talent down. She took piano and voice lessons, and sang in various choirs. She was always learning music. Once she started to share that talent with others, she wanted to study vocal performance and become an opera singer. However, during her senior year of high school, Megan auditioned for a vocal college program and realized that making a career out of singing would take away the joy it brought her. Luckily, during that time Megan was in an internship with an early childhood special education program that helped her see that was her true calling.
Megan’s minor in college was in integrated creative arts, which seeks to engage students in the creative process by connecting various art forms with other subject areas. I know that Megan cannot wait to share the love of exploring different art forms with a child. She has wanted to sing, play instruments, paint, build, and dance with a child for as long as she can remember. Megan will certainly be that mom who helps build sprawling forts in the living room, takes the child to museums and concerts and finds unique items to make things with!