Dave is thoughtful, intentional, hard-working, and kind. He will never do anything without putting thought into it, and once he decides on taking action, he puts in 100%. I am continually struck by his dedication to all that he does and the extent that he goes to help others. Because I am quite impulsive and act largely on emotion, it used to irritate me that he would take so long to make decisions. But the longer we are together, the more I value and appreciate his intention. When we were looking into adoption, I was ready to commit as soon as I found Gladney. However, I knew Dave needed to come to the decision on his own. After our orientation, when he said without hesitation, “Let’s do it”, I knew he would be unwavering. Throughout this process, not once has he gotten discouraged or second-guessed our decision. When I’m feeling weary, he reminds me that it is in God’s timing and He is in control. Dave is my rock and couldn’t imagine doing life without him.