Soon after we first met, we all squeezed in together(Stefan, me, my daughter Hannah, and Kylo, the beagle) to a tiny one bedroom apartment in Brooklyn. Overnight Stefan became what his friends called "Insta-Dad"(Instant Dad). I called him courageous! He took on a free-spirited, independent teenager, an overly affectionate dog and a single mother finishing her last semester of medical school while applying for residency. We all survived and are closer than ever!
Actually, I never planned on marrying again. After much convincing from my medical school colleagues and my daughter, I signed up for eHarmony and met Stefan five months later. Every date was full of surprises and he won my heart! Day trips on Stefan's motorcycle, dining at culturally diverse restaurants, exploring New York City's theatres, camping, hiking, and snowboarding were just some of the ways we had fun together. We also learned our love of children was mutual. He is a beloved uncle to two nieces and a nephew and is very close with his family. He never misses a special holiday or birthday and is so thoughtful and generous. He frequently chats on the phone or Facetime with the kids and is committed to making trips to see family (mine or his) several times per year.
We have been together for six wonderful and adventurous years and can't wait to expand our family. We want so much to raise a child and give him or her a place to call home!