When I first began TPT in 2012, I did it to start giving back to teachers all over the world. I was taking time to create things for my own classroom, why not give them to others to utilize? It took off pretty fast and I realized shortly after, that this adventure was going to help me do so much more for myself and others. In the last 3 years I have been able to do many things because of TPT. I also get to do what I love each and every week, share my creativity! Each day I wake up and think about how I can do more or be better. I dream of the future and what it holds for me and my family.
My husband and I have been trying to start a family for 5 years now. We have battled many fertility treatments, one pregnancy that was cut short due to anencephaly, and many emotional ups and downs. I learned much about myself and how to cope with difficult trials. I realized quickly how I lived such an easy life. My husband and I learned that fertility issues weigh on a marriage heavily. I felt like I was a let down to my husband because I wasn't able to give him his children which he dreamt of having for so long! Now 5 years later having a feeling to stop fertility treatments to explore the adoption path, we have been blessed by so many things and now are preparing for our hopeful adoption. We have been blessed with so many supportive family and friends and in addition have the blessing of TPT and other financial support. We hope to continue to save the money that we need to bring home a baby one day soon so that I can continue to do TPT full time and raise our family we have both wanted for so long!