My husband and I chose the name of our business, The Home Team Advantage - because it fits us perfectly - what we do, what we believe in and what we're passionate about. It works for us in more ways than I could ever explain ... nontheless I will try.
First of all at the Home Team, we're all about homes. Buying, selling,and making them beautiful for ourselves and especially for others. There is no more important or intimate place in the world than the place we all call HOME. Working with people in their home is both a responsibility and a privelege that we do not take lightly! We absolutely love what we do. It's our hobby. It's our our profession. It's our passion.
Second, we are a sports family. You'll see us on the bleachers of the Southington South little league field or at the sidelines of the basketball court or football field, cheering on our Home Team. (Although I have to admit, sometimes I'm caught applauding the opposing team. When I see a great play or an amazing display of sportsmanship - I just can't help myself). Our passion for sports is another reason why the Home Team Advantage fits us so perfectly.
The third reason why the name, The Home Team has such special significance, is our advocacy for children in need of homes. 6 years ago, my husband and I adopted a very special little girl. She came to us as a foster child with no guarantees of being able to keep her.
Our friends and family asked .... what if it doesn't work out? .... what if we have to give her back? .... how could we ever survive such a heartbreak? .... how could we let outselves get attached to this child? My answer - how could we not?
I TRUSTED that if it didn't work out, then it wasn't meant to be. I CHERISHED every moment we had with her. I KNEW that if things didn't work out the way we wanted, we would go back to being a happy in-tact family we were before her arrival. BOTTOM LINE - my family would survive a broken heart ... this infant will NOT survive witout a HOME, even if it was only a temporary one.
Our story had a happy ending. After a little over a year, everything fell into place, and the adoption went through without a hitch. This was such a life changing experience for us, I only wish we had the resources to adopt more. There are so many children in this country that need homes. If you've ever considered fostering or adopting a child - follow your heart. Do it. You will be so glad you did! I would be more than happy to answer any questions or assist you in the process in any way I can.
Joni Staples post: Thankful Thursday - Dayna's Story "A Testimony"inspired me to share this story. Thank you Joni for this moving post and for the reminder to cherish every moment we have with the ones we love!