"All-That Married Couple In Search of (a precious) Kid"
Did you notice the snazzy new button on the side bar of our blog? Of course, silly me! Everyone uses a blog reader, right?
Well then, for all of you who don't actually visit the site, you should check out the newly-added adoption button for some of our dearest friends ever!
Last week was the six-month anniversary of their LDS Adoption profile "being live," so I figured it was about time I "friend-up" and do my part to spread the word to whatever portion of my friends and family don't cross with theirs.
By way of introduction... we met Jarad and Ashely Reddekopp in 2006 as newly weds while living in a upstanding and very reasonably-priced Midvale apartment complex (code for totally ghetto and full of gang violence). Since the boys worked together in the Elder's Quorum, we got to know them quickly and instantly hoped they would think we were cool and fun enough to be friends.
Fast forward through a year of ward activities and game nights. Before we knew it, they were moving to Millcreek and we were off to Sugarhood. They wouldn't be able to shake us. It was during this time they announced to us they were ready to start their family. I remember because it was the night we took the Fun Bus to Wendover and back. Remember how crazy those little old ladies thought we were crazy for being excited about winning 20 bucks?
Little did they know that the journey to grow their family would have winding turns, valleys, bumps and a lot of heartache. Three years of it in fact.
During this time, they stayed busy graduating from school, working new jobs, traveling together, developing talents, and having fun with great friends (and new neighbors), us!
Better job opportunities took them to Colorado a year ago but we still see them as much as we can. If you follow this blog you may remember some of our joint adventures here, here, here and here.
And every night we pray for the birth mother who will be the blessing which will allow my best friend's to have the blessing for which they hope for the most.
Cutting to the chase.
Please take a minute to click on the side bar and get to know a little more about this amazing couple. You can also read a letter to their birthmother, a fun survey and see pictures on their LDS Adoption profile.
If you are as touched by their story as I am, please add their adoption button to your blog too. You never know who in your life maybe in a situation to answer their prayers.
We love you guys!