Melissa

A BEAUTIFUL BEST FRIEND

When we were dating, I broke up with her once. I said it was because we were "too much alike." Turns out that marrying your best friend is actually pretty smart, and I was an idiot. She truly is the best part of me and more beautiful now than the day I met her. 

Fatherhood

LIFE'S GREATEST MIRROR

I love my kids and unapologetically talk about them all the time. I can't help it. Fatherhood has taught me more about myself than any of my self-absorbed self-reflection, and I wouldn't trade any of the (countless) sleepless nights for anything in this world.

Home

WHERE MY HEART IS

I was transplanted to Dayton, Ohio from my Indiana home in 2002 and grew deep roots watered by surrogate family and committed friends. It's our proud home now, where we are committed to serving others, foster parenting, living simply, and working hard.