Welcome to Missy and Shane's page!
Shane and I met in February of 2001.
Believe it or not, my Dad got us together. I think my dad was tired of me living at home and started
to play match maker. He originally tried to set me up with Shane’s best friend, Tommy (my Dad worked
in the same building as Tommy). Tommy was already dating someone at the time and offered to give my name
and number to his roommate, Shane. I wasn’t thrilled when I first found out that my dad was giving
my number out, but it was too late to do anything about it. The first time Shane and I talked on the phone,
we talked for more than 2 hours! Within a month or two, I knew he was the guy I was going to marry (but
I didn’t tell him that at the time).
We got married October 12, 2002. I think Shane
was ready for children right away, but I wanted to wait a while. I finally told him that we could have
a baby after he took me on a cruise. We went on a cruise the beginning of June 2005 and by the middle of
July, I was pregnant!
Abby was born on April 1, 2006. My dad did not want to know what I was having.
We figured it would be almost impossible to keep it a secret, especially since his 2 grandsons already knew I was having
a girl. Gabriel decided to trick his pappy and told him that we had painted the nursery blue. Gabe
knew that if his Pappy thought the nursery was blue that he would think I was having a boy. It worked!
For several months, my dad walked around telling everyone I was having a boy and my mom had to go behind his back and
tell everyone it was really a girl. I guess the April fool’s joke was on dad when he found out that
I had a baby girl!
Being parents has been better that either of us could have imagined. It’s hard
for either of us to imagine what it was like before Abby was born. She has to be one of the sweetest and
prettiest babies, but she also has the Galloway temper when she doesn’t get her way. I know Dad won’t
believe how much she has changed in the time that he’s been in the hospital.