ABORTION

I started writing this post last week. I was gonna give answers to everyone’s reasons why people should get abortions. Then I realized, I don’t have all the answers, but I know why I believe what I believe. Abortion is murder. Yes, a “fetus” is just a clump of cells, but so are full grown […]

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WHY YOU AREN’T ENOUGH

In seventh grade, I went to a winter camp over the weekend with the youth group i was attending at that time. The message was mainly about how “you are enough.” Almost five years later, I still have a sign in my room that my youth group leader made for me that says “enough.” I […]

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LETS TALK ABOUT SUICIDE

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month, I would like to talk about some difficult topics. In this post, I will be discussing suicide and self harm in depth.  Did you know that in 2013 there was a study that stated that adoptees are 4 times more likely to commit suicide? Why does this fact […]

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TO MY OLD SELF

Ashley,  Quit worrying about what everyone else says. You’re beautiful. It doesn’t matter what people say about you. You don’t have to look like a model. God created you perfect. Stop hurting yourself. Stop cutting. Your body is sacred.  Stop thinking you’re not enough. You’re more than enough. Don’t try to be someone your not. Don’t […]

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MEET MY ADOPTIVE MOM

If any of you have had the pleasure of meeting my mom aka the Kathy Billings, you know that she is the kindest person you know. She makes everyone feel at home when they meet her. She’s very funny and her comments on things can sometimes make me laugh. She has been my biggest supporter […]

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MY “PERFECT” LIFE

About 9 months ago, I would like to think I had the perfect teenage life. I went where I wanted. I snuck out and partied with my friends. I got invited to everything. I had a boyfriend who I loved and he loved me. I had a perfect family. It was weird to me how […]

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I’M A FOSTER AUNT

I have a sister named Karli. She’s 23 years old and married to her husband, Ricky. Earlier this year, They were blessed with two beautiful foster kids. Marie who is 2, and Jacob who is 3. Jacob has bottle rot, which is when sugars decay the teeth. They both have gone through things no kids […]

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WHAT IS MY TATTOO?

For those of you who don’t know, I recently got my first tattoo. It is right under my ankle. Despite being in the most excruciating pain I’ve ever been in, I am absolutely in love with it. Lots of people have asked what it means. It is a heart and a triangle. It represents the […]

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GRIEF AND GIFTS

Today it truly hit me, adoption is the best gift I have. It’s not a gift that has a perfect bow and can’t wait to open, but it is a gift. I met with my friend Maggie today. Our conversation opened my mind up to many realizations about grief, my gifts, and how blessed I […]

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