Featured Family – Justin and Rebecca
From time to time, we like to feature a Catholic adoptive family. We’d like you to meet Justin and Rebecca, a hopeful adoptive couple living in New Mexico. We encourage you to read about their life in their own words. Here is what they have to say:
We first met when Becca was working in a restaurant. Justin started talking to her, and she accidentally dumped ice tea all over his lap. The rest, as they say, has been a wonderful, adventurous, and humorous history! Soon after we got married, we purchased the family business and started planning for the future. Even though life gave us a few unexpected twists and turns, we continued to grow stronger in our faith and love for each other. Both of us have always felt a strong call to adoption, and after a few years of battling infertility, we know that God is calling us to start our family through adoption.
We love to be outside, travel abroad, eat good food, hike, go to the beach or lake, and spend time with our family, friends, and animals. We are best friends and do everything together.
Meet Rebecca (by Justin)
Every day I thank God for the gift of Becca in my life. She’s my rock and my mentor! In our years together, she has taught me patience, kindness, compassion, and love in ways that I did not understand. In everything Becca does, from riding her horse to singing with our godchildren, she has a peaceful gentleness about her that draws friends, family, and animals to her. Her goodness and tranquility have been my strength, and while I looking forward to becoming a father, the thing that will bring the greatest happiness to my heart is getting to see her become a mom.
Meet Justin (by Rebecca)
I would not be who I am today if it weren’t for Justin. He has taught me strength, compassion, generosity and above all, faith. He keeps me grounded and supports me in everything. He’s a total clown and nothing makes him happier than to make people laugh. No matter where we go or what we are doing, Justin will make new friends. Even though it’s hard to catch him in a serious moment, he truly is the rock of the entire family. Everyone comes to him for advice. Most of all, I love to watch him with our godchildren and our niece. They are always giggling when Justin is around. His gift of joy is something I know he will teach to our children, and I’m looking forward to seeing his eyes light up the first time he makes them laugh.
Both of our families live close. In fact, Justin’s Italian family lives just up the road, which has led to some wonderful impromptu dinners on the back porch, adventures to the farmer’s market, and motorcycle rides through the country. Justin’s brother, our sister-in-law, and niece are in the family business as well, so we always get to spend time with each other. Becca’s parents live a couple of hours away. We see them constantly between horse shows and holidays. Becca’s sister and our brother-in-law and nephew live in Washington, but we see them at least once a year. We love to travel with our families and have had some memorable trips with all of them.
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