Pediatric nurse, singer, avid reader, in school for my NP, loves to cook, enjoys talking about Dave Ramsey and money management
Likes: curry, dark chocolate, wine, date nights, seeing my kids smile
Dislikes: politics, rude people, piles of laundry, whining, dirty baseboards
April and her husband have been married for nearly 20 years and are currently raising their four biological children and two children in foster care, ages 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, and 7. April and her husband have been licensed as foster parents for two and a half years. They knew when they got married that their life would look a little different than the typical family, and had no interest or desire to pursue the typical American dream. In fact, they wanted nothing to do with it. April and her husband looked at their faith and realized that if they really were going to continue believing what they said they believed, they would have to live it out. For them that meant bringing people into their home, doing hard things, loving challenging people, and caring for those who needed care. Their faith and love for Jesus compelled them to pursue foster care, which they believe is what true love does.
April is a registered nurse and works with pediatric patients at Dell Children’s Hospital. Her husband is a sales account manager who also has a passion for real estate. They recently ran their very first half marathon together with their two oldest daughters and learned that they hate running, but love doing things together. Their family enjoys a delicious homemade cheesecake, trips to Culver's, and roasted Brussels sprouts.
They also love being outdoors and enjoy camping, swimming, hanging out around the fire, cooking together, watching movies, and generally annoying each other. They try to sit around the dinner table most nights and make sure that everybody gets a chance to talk about the highs and lows of their day. April says this is her favorite part of being a mom. April and her husband feel very fulfilled in their roles as foster parents, and are continuously looking for ways to do it better and with more excellence. They are thankful for the ability to do what they do and hope to continue as long as they are able.