Oh, hey there. Welcome to the new blog. In 2009, I started a blog about open adoption called Amstel Life. It was a very personal account of my journey as a birthmother after placing my newborn daughter in an open adoption in 2005 when I was 18-years-old. I enjoyed writing and found myself getting deeply involved in the conversation about openness in adoption. Writing was part of the healing process for me, and it felt good to share my perspective and to provide insight about an alternative to abortion that many women didn’t know existed.
Somewhere along the way though, between working, getting married, taking care of littles, and well, life…I stopped writing.
For some time now, I’ve felt called back to this blogging thing. I’m not a perfect writer, but I believe God has given me the ability to encourage others through writing and sharing my experiences with others. So I’m dusting off the ole’ keyboard and getting a fresh start with a new blog that focuses not solely on open adoption, but life in general. Faith, running, home decorating, marketing, momming so hard. All things I enjoy and want to write about.
My hope is to write authentically, share the journey, and maybe even encourage someone along the way.
“You’ll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild the foundations from out of your past. You’ll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community livable again.” — Isaiah 58:12
What is God calling you to do that feels outside of your comfort zone?
Thanks for following along.