Pete and Tiff

Pete and Tiff with their dog

From Pete: There’s no way I can ever truly understand what you’re going through right now.  There must be so many feelings swirling through your head and heart throughout this whole process.  I only hope that God’s Holy Spirit guides your heart and decisions throughout the pregnancy and brings you comfort and confidence.  I think it takes a true and unique courage to endure the physical, mental, and spiritual challenges you’re going through, and because of that both we and the child will always know how much you loved them.  I can only try to encourage you by telling you that it will be my personal mission to be the most devoted and caring father I can be; that I will love the child as if it were my own blood, and that the child will be entitled to every resource that I and my family have to be raised as a good human and follower of Christ.

From Tiff and Pete:  We’re open to a relationship where we can get to know each other.  We want to be able to pass on your story to the child.  We think it’s a healthy thing to understand each other’s perspective and where we’re each coming from.

Although, like many times in life, we had a plan that didn’t match up to God’s, we’ve learned to trust in God’s plan.  His plan is always perfect.  We honestly never thought this would be our calling, but we believe God has been preparing us in waiting.  We have confidence in our calling through our faith and prayers.

Pete and Tiff by double decker buses

What Pete Loves About His Wife.....

Her sense of humor
How much she cares and thinks about other people
How compassionate she is
Her dedication to God and her faith
Her values and morals
Her family
Her persistence in keeping me on the right path
How well she interacts with children
Her love of my family
How well she gets along with all of our friends

Pete and Tiff on a plane

What Tiff Loves About Her Husband....

His kind heart
His attitude
His sense of humor
How driven and goal oriented he is
How nice and thoughtful he is
His hunger for knowledge
His dedication to his faith and relationship with God
How well he gets along with both of our families
How he was raised with good values and morals
How supportive and encouraging he is

Pete and Tiff playing a game

The Story of Us

My wife and I first met in 2011 while playing in a sand volleyball league.  Tiff was brought in as a substitute by my roommate with whom she worked.  Since I would soon leave for my Air Force pilot training I wasn’t sure about diving head first into a relationship, but after a few dates, I realized how much I loved being with her and how she made me feel and what a good person she was.  I was initially attracted to how fun and down-to-earth she was.  She was easy to talk to, and it very quickly became apparent to me how many of the same values we shared.  From the very beginning she felt like my best friend.

I know this may sound cliche, but I just knew. I fell in love with him pretty early on. The more time I spent with him, the more I learned about him. And the more I learned about him, the more I loved him and I really felt like he was the one for me. He became my best friend and I couldn’t imagine my life without him in it.  I had prayed for someone like him and I truly felt like God was answering my prayers when he came into my life. We went on our first date about a month after we met. We dated for about 9 months before we got engaged, and we got married a month after that. That might seem quick, but when you know, you know! One of the qualities that I admire about my husband is his positive attitude and his ability to see the good in every situation. He’s a very kind and patient person and is slow to anger. I also admire how methodical and detail oriented he is…he has a reason for everything that he does.

Pete and Tiff at an apple farm

We nurture our relationship by spending time together and doing things that we both enjoy.  We talk to each other about everything. We are supportive and encouraging and we pray together often.  When one of us has a struggle, the other one steps up. We talk a lot about our future and what we want that to look like.  Our shared dreams include building our family and eventually buying some land and building a house on it.  We’ve also explored the idea of entering into the real estate business together.

Pete and Tiff with a river and mountains in the background

We’re open to a relationship where we can get to know each other.  We want to be able to pass on your story to the child.

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