I AM WHO I AM

This Christmas, I got a new Bible. It has illustrations of certain verses on the sides of the pages. As I was flipping through the Bible, looking at all the pretty written out verses, I saw one that stuck out to me. Exodus 3:14 “I am who I am.” Yes, God was talking to Moses […]

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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 the 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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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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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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LOVING YOUR BIRTHPARENTS

Loving our birthparents can be so hard. I do not really know anything about my birthparents, so I will not be talking about if you do because that’s just not my story. One thing I do know is that my birth mom was in and out of the hospital. Throughout my life, I’ve struggled with […]

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FEELING UNWANTED

I think feeling unwanted is the biggest challenge I have with being adopted. It can be so depressing, especially when you feel like no one understands. The thought of someone who carried you in their stomach for nine months, then gave you to complete strangers. The thought that your birth mom (in my case) hid […]

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