We are Mireille and Mat, a happy, active, and adventurous couple who try to love every moment, laugh every day, and live life to the fullest. Although we have not met, we believe that our paths have crossed for a reason. For that, and for you, we are thankful. We hope that our letter will show you a little bit of who we are and how excited we would be to welcome your child into our family. Most of all, we hope that after reading our letter, you will be able to picture your child as part of our family and home.
There are so many things we would like you to know about us. We have tried to provide you with as much information as possible to show you who we are as individuals, as a couple, and as a family. This is our story, and we want to share it with you.
We have been happily married since 2010. During that time, we have learned a lot about ourselves, about each other, and about life. We have been through highs and lows, and have grown closer through it all. We know that everything in our lives has led us to this point, and we know it is where we are meant to be.
Our immediate family includes the both of us and our five-year-old dog, Winston. Winston became a part of our family as a little puppy, and we can’t imagine our lives without him. He is very loved and a little spoiled (his puppy-dog eyes get us every time). Winston loves people and showers everyone he meets with doggy kisses. He is great with children and will be a wonderful big brother.
We live in a beautiful home in Littleton, MA, a small and scenic town to the west of Boston. We moved to Littleton in 2013 with hopes of starting a family. We chose this town because of its great school system and also because it has been recognized as one of the best towns for raising children in New England. Our neighborhood is a child-friendly cul-de-sac neighborhood, which consists primarily of young families with small children. Everyone knows one another and the neighborhood kids often gather to play together. We have a large deck where we enjoy summer barbeques and outdoor entertaining. We also have a large yard with plenty of room for a swing set and playhouse. We look forward to having lots of outdoor fun with our little one.
We are both lawyers by profession who make it a priority to live balanced and fulfilling lives outside of work. We take advantage of nearby parks and trails by going on long hikes, walks, and bike rides. One of our favorite places to visit is a state park which is close to our home and lies next door to an ice cream farm. We occasionally treat ourselves to yummy ice cream after a long day on the trails. We also enjoy canoeing and kayaking, particularly during the warm summer months. Winston joins us on many of our outdoor adventures.
In addition to outdoor adventures, we also enjoy what we like to call “food adventures.” We like seeking out new and exciting food trends, and often plan trips around food destinations we want to try out. We are particularly passionate about pizza, and have been known to travel long distances for the perfect slice. We recently travelled to Brooklyn, NY for a sampling of pizza from some of the best pizzerias in the city. We have spent weeks trying to replicate a recipe from one of our favorite NY pizza spots!
On occasion, we combine our outdoor adventures and food adventures. One of our favorite activities during the summer and fall is fruit picking. We live close to several farms that we often visit to pick our own berries, peaches, apples, and pumpkins. We especially enjoy visiting the farms during the crisp fall months when the weather is perfect for warm apple pie made from freshly-picked apples.
Other than spending time together, we enjoy spending time with our families. We are lucky to have parents, siblings, and other loved ones who live close by. For us, family goes beyond just seeing each other on holidays and special occasions. We love having our parents and siblings over for weekend dinners, going out together for a movie, and just hanging out and catching up on life. Our families will play a big role in our child’s life and we look forward to making many happy family memories. We especially look forward to our child growing up with our adorable baby nephew, Harry. We know that Harry and our child will be the dearest of cousins and the best of friends. Everyone in our family is excited about our plans to adopt. Our parents, in particular, can’t wait for a new grandchild to adore and spoil. There is a lot of love in our family, and that is our greatest blessing.
About Mireille by Mat
I still remember the feeling I felt when I first saw Mireille. I remember the day we met at work, how she smiled at me, and how I fell in love with her instantly. Ten years later, I still feel the same way about her. It took me a while to drum up the courage to ask Mireille out on a date, particularly because it would have been very awkward if I asked and she said no. Luckily she said yes, and we embarked on the journey that led us to where we are today. I quickly learned that Mireille and I had many common interests. We both like being active outdoors, enjoy exploring new food experiences, and love pizza. I also quickly learned that Mireille is a sweet, kind, thoughtful, friendly, considerate, intelligent, and generous person. My family and friends were delighted to meet Mireille and immediately accepted her as one of their own. My father liked her so much that he soon suggested that I marry her! Mireille is a very special person who cares deeply for her loved ones. She is very dedicated to her family, and had a unique bond with her father, who was a wonderful role model. When he passed away suddenly a few years ago, it was a devastating time for us, but also brought us closer together by sharing our love and support. That experience taught me just how special the love in Mireille’s family is, and how special the love for family can be for everyone. I am blessed that Mireille and her family welcomed and embraced me as their own. I look forward to building our own family, and hope to have a special bond with my child as Mireille had with her father.
About Mat by Mireille
Meeting Mat was like walking into a place for the first time and feeling like it’s home. Mat and I met at work ten years ago. Our first conversation lasted for hours and, by the end of it, I felt like I knew Mat better than I knew many of my close friends. We had many conversations thereafter, and the more I learned about Mat, the more I fell for him. By the time we started dating, Mat had my heart. After several months of dating, I learned that Mat is an incredible person who is willing to do anything and everything for the ones he loves. He is caring, kind, thoughtful, generous, and everything else I had always hoped to find in a future husband. When we were ready to take the next step in our relationship, Mat asked my dad for my hand in marriage. My dad, who never thought that anyone was good enough for his daughter, gave his blessing without hesitation. Mat quickly became a beloved part of our family thereafter. When my father passed away a few years ago, Mat stood by me and my family, giving us the strength to move on. The compassion he showed during that horrible time in our lives is something I will never forget and will always be grateful for. Ten years from the day we first met, I love Mat more than ever. I fall in love with him every time I see him playing with Winston. My heart melts every time I see him holding baby Harry. I can’t help but smile every time I see him interacting with our friends’ and neighbors’ children. To quote from one of my favorite t.v. shows, “the most important people in your life are the ones you can picture sitting on a porch with.” I know that, years down the road, I will be sitting on that porch with Mat.
Thoughts on Adoption
There’s an old saying that you should speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, and most beautiful people on earth, because what they believe is what they will become. Those are words that we will take to heart as parents. Our greatest goal will be to raise our child to be a good person, who is compassionate, caring, and kind. We will teach by example and will do our best to be positive role models. We will provide guidance, encouragement, and unwavering support. We will encourage creativity, imagination, and learning. We will give our child every opportunity to reach his/her fullest potential, and will be his/her biggest cheerleaders every step of the way. Above all, we will love our child unconditionally and will try every day to be the best parents we can be.
Thank you so much for considering us and for taking the time to learn more about us. Although we have tried to tell you everything about us, we realize that this is only the beginning of our story, the part where our page meets yours. We hope that the information we have provided will allow you to rest assured that your child will be part of a loving family and home. We promise that your child will grow up with many warm and happy memories. We promise that your child will always know how special they are and how proud they should be of who they are. Most importantly, we promise that your child will always feel loved and will always know they belong. These are promises that we will make and live by.
Thank you for your brave and loving choice. We have a lot of respect for you and will always honor you in this child’s story.
If you would like to learn more about us or make arrangements to speak with us, please call Cindy at A Loving Alternative 800-556-5635.
Mireille and Mat