Single 29-Year-Old Tim Tebow Opens Up About Starting A Family, Reveals News No One Anticipated
Kristin Danley 3/13/2017
He's known for leading his professional football team to the Superbowl and for his public demonstrations of faith on the sidelines. Now he's recognized for his switch over to professional baseball after a lengthy career on the grid iron, even after winning the coveted Heisman Trophy. But what people may not know is that 29-year-old Tim Tebow is a strong Christian who is eager to start a family of his own. But it won't be any ordinary family.
Tim, who currently is single, told People that any potential spouse of his would have to "be on board with his dream." He, of course, wants a life partner he'd be attracted to, he said, but also someone who loves Jesus and loves people. Someone who will make him want to be a better person. Someone on board with the special dream he has...
And what are Tim's requirements for his special lady?
"She has to want kids and has to want to adopt. That’s a requirement ... I want to adopt so badly. I can't wait. It's definitely something I see in my future."
Tim isn't looking just to adopt either. He'd like to adopt a child from every continent and he's made that his lofty goal. He even dreams about it, he told People.
"I want to sit around the dinner table every night and see kids from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, right here in the States. How cool would that be? It’s one of my favorite things to dream about.”
It isn't surprising that Tim is interested in filling his heart and home with a multicultural family. Tim's parents Pamela and Robert met in college, then after they married, they moved to the Philippines and served as Baptist missionaries, building a ministry there. Tim was born in the Philippines, but only after a medical miracle occurred.
His mom had contracted amoebic dysentery and lapsed into a coma. That's when they discovered she was pregnant with their fifth child--Tim. Because of the medication that had been used to treat her, Pamela suffered a severe placental abruption. Doctors recommended an abortion, but because of their strong faith, they clung to the pregnancy and Tim was born healthy.
He's grown up in a culturally diverse climate, even while being homeschooled. Tim was instilled with a sense of respect and faith that guides him today, he indicated.
“I think when you look at God’s family, it’s not about color. Love knows no color. I want my kids to grow up with an appreciation for every single person, no matter what they look like. That’s what unity looks like to me: knowing that you can love people who aren’t the same as you are. I want to teach that message to my kids; I want them to live it.”
The Tim Tebow Foundation illustrates his deep-rooted faith in God and love for others who are considered to be different. The foundation hosts Night to Shine, a prom for people with special needs that is held at partnering sites around the world. The foundation just sponsored the third annual event for 75,000 people at 375 locations globally, including in all 50 states and 11 countries.
Even if Tim's second professional sports career in baseball isn't a huge success, he says it doesn't matter either way unless he's doing "something greater" than himself. He looks at the bigger picture with a servant's heart.
"Our lives should be about bringing faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.”
Even though he's ready now to adopt, he said it's not ultimately up to him. Everything is done in accordance with God's plan and he said he'll just have to wait. Until then, he'll continue shining his light in a dark world, helping others and praising his Lord.
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