We met working at a resort on Pensacola Beach, FL. We both attended the University of West Florida where Danielle was studying marine biology and Christian was earning his degree in theatre. We worked every day together in the summer until school started back and my seasonal position ended. Fast forward a year, Danielle returned to the resort to work for the summer where Christian was still working.
After spending time together working, we started dating and were together in Pensacola for a year before Danielle moved to Rhode Island to obtain her masters degree. During our year and a half of long distance, we had virtual dates including watching movies together and visited each other whenever possible. After Christian finished his degree, he moved to Rhode Island until Danielle finished her masters degree.
After graduation, we decided to move to Charlotte, NC to be closer to family. We got married a year later just north of Charlotte and purchased our first home, south of Charlotte in Fort Mill, SC. A couple years later we purchased our first single family home with a large fenced in back yard. Our neighborhood is large with walking trails, two community pools and events for families that go throughout the year from cookies with Santa to a pool party to kick off the summer. We do not have any children, but do have a sweet dog, Kenobi and sassy cat, Flynn.
For our careers, Danielle works in financial planning by assisting clients to create and implement plans that help them make their financial dreams a reality. Christian works as a supervisor at the local LEGO Store and also has created an LLC where he directs and creates theatrical shows for local theatre companies as well as the theme park, Carowinds.
Outside of work, we love travelling (especially our annual Gatlinburg, TN trip as well as going to see both of our grandparents near the beach in FL), attending concerts, live theatre, hosting game nights with friends, and building LEGO sets together.
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You don't know me, but I ran across your information after reviewing the page of another couple who just completed an adoption to China. My family has a wonderful adoption success story that is full of miracles and answers to prayers. Our journey started with very little money and a giant leap of faith. With a small amount in savings, we signed the papers to start the adoption process - not knowing where the rest would come from. People on the outside looking in will often say how blessed the child is to be adopted, and I'm sure that's true, but my husband and I have been blessed beyond measure with our son. He is the kindest, most compassionate human being I have ever met. His generosity of spirit humbles me at times. It was he who suggested that I log onto this site to begin with. I hope you are encouraged to move forward - sometimes we simply have to believe and move forward, even when we can't see clearly the path ahead.
I am praying for you and Christian, as well as the birth mother who will bring your child into this world. I think adoption is a beautiful process. It requires lots of love from everyone. Best wishes on your journey to expanding your family,
Happy for both of you! Good luck ❤️💕
Jeremy and I wishing the best in your next step as a family. Prayers for you both and the child God has chosen for you.
Wishing you both so much love and luck as you go through this process!
I hope 2020 blesses you both with a bundle of joy!