We all know couples that would be amazing parents – they just have to be given the opportunity. When it finally happens for them, we all celebrate with them and cry our own tears of joy! For me, one of those sweet families is the Loerwald’s. I’ve had the honor of knowing the Loerwald Family for over 10 years. I first met Michelle when she was Hudson’s 2nd grade teacher. 3 years later, she was Carson’s 3rd grade teacher. She is one of the most talented, creative, and hardest working teachers I’ve ever known. She is so great with all of her students and goes above and beyond daily for them and their families.
Michelle and Casey are a beautiful and fun couple, and I have loved watching their love grow over the years I’ve known them. I’ve even had the pleasure of photographing them for their anniversary a few years ago, and yesterday, November 19 was their 12th anniversary!
(Happy anniversary, you guys!!)
Meant to be a Mom
I knew from the moment I met Michelle that she was meant to be a mom and that she would be a fabulous one. She’s naturally at ease with children and has such a youthful spirit! For most of the time I have known her and Casey, I knew they were trying to have a baby. Michelle struggled with infertility for many years, and they eventually started the adoption process.
In July of 2017, their lives changed forever. A birth mom had read their story and picked them as prospective adoptive parents for her soon to be born son. Michelle says from that moment it was a whirlwind of activity as they prepared for their son to be born!
Right after Michelle started a new teaching position in a brand new school district, they got the call they had been waiting for – their son was making his debut. Michelle and Casey left immediately so that they could be present for the birth of their new baby boy. Cy Joseph made his debut on August 21, 2017.
Friends and family of Michelle and Casey were ecstatic to hear their news, because we’ve watched and prayed for them over the years that they would be blessed with a child. To see them with Cy is a beautiful sight. Michelle and Casey are so natural as a mommy and daddy that it is clear that adopting Cy is what God intended for them.
November is National Adoption Month. My own family was blessed by adoption and gave me two brothers many years ago. Adoption is a beautiful gift, and I am so honored and thankful that the Loerwald’s had me be a part of their story.
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