The Next Family: How did you start your family?
Miriam: When I was young I always told myself that I didn’t want to have kids, but in 2010, all of a sudden I got that feeling that I wanted to be a mom no matter what. Axel was born on February 6, 2011.
The Next Family: How did you meet your partner?
Miriam: In January 2013, I met Amber in a bar. For me she was the most beautiful girl. We started dating right away. At first it was hard for her being so young and dating someone with a kid. We moved in together a couple of months after we started dating. Two years after, I proposed to her. We got married may 29, 2015.
The Next Family: Are you going to have more kids?
Miriam: We want to have a baby girl. We are still thinking about it, and if we do it, Amber is having the baby this time.
The Next Family: Where do you live?
Miriam: San Diego, California
The Next Family: What is the greatest (and toughest) part of being a parent?
Miriam: The toughest part about being parents is working. It’s so hard for both of us to have time together with him. I take him to pre-school and head to work and she picks him up from school, then she starts working. Good thing we both have weekends off.
The greatest thing about being a parent is that no matter how bad our day is going, he finds a way to makes us smile and be happy. He is such a good and happy boy.We both love him.
The Next Family: Do you have any advice for LGBTQ youth?
Miriam: The advice I give for LGBTQ youth is to always to be yourself and love yourself no matter what. Don’t be ashamed of who you are.
The Next Family: What’s one life lesson you want to teach your son?
Miriam: We want to teach him that he deserves to be loved and respected no matter what path he takes. Also to always be thankful for what life gives him.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful family!