Archive for the ‘Open Adoption’ Category

A reminder to keep your open adoption promises.

Oct
1
Oct 1, 2013

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Ken Garff Honda of Orem. I was compensated for it, but the opinions expressed are all my own. I love these guys so much. In fact, just mention my blog and it will get you $500 off any car purchase (new, used, trade in, lease, etc.) at Ken Garff Honda of Orem.

 

I just got back from the post office.

I mailed a little update package of photos, letters and drawings to each of my kids’ birth moms. It’s one of my favorite things to do. With life getting busier and busier as the kids get older, I have to get creative on where and when I put these packages together.

My latest workspace is in the minivan over the center console between the front seats. Turns out it’s the perfect place to hand-write a letter, label some photos and put together a little craft during football and t-ball practices.

Open adoption
 

Yes, life with little ones is busy, but we should seriously reexamine our schedules if we are too busy to keep our open adoption promises–even if it’s taking a few minutes to text some photos, make a little video or send an update email.

My challenge to all you adoptive parents out there is to take a minute or two and send an update of some kind today! It doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to be there.

 

 

Live Reading of Jackson’s Story [Video] | Listen to Your Mother

Aug
28
Aug 28, 2013

This spring I auditioned and participated in Listen to Your Mother.

Tonight was pretty dang spectacular. I love all this women and their storytelling but @cjanekendrick and I finally got to get down to the nitty gritty about family, infertility and adoption. She has this gift of making you feel like a billion bucks while
It was one of the coolest things I have done for myself. In front of the live audience, I read a short version of Jackson’s birth and adoption story and let myself become emotional. (I don’t always let myself do that.)

Can I share this moment of bravery with you?

{I just have to take a minute here and express the depth of our love for Jackson’s birth family. We are so blessed to have them and Jackson in our family.}

I loved the women I was able to connect with through this opportunity and the connectedness I felt with womanhood and motherhood as we presented on so many different topics. Watch all those who presented at the Utah Listen to Your Mother Show. You will be touched and inspired!

Loves.

 

Sitting next to the baby.

Aug
21
Aug 21, 2013

When is the last time you sat in the back seat?

Usually, I am driving or riding shotgun. But, my parents wanted to test drive my car so I hopped in the back seat and sat next to the cutest 9 month old in all the land. I just stared at him and he stared right back.

We had a little moment.

Sweetest face ever.
While adoring that cherub face, I saw his birth mom looking back at me. (They are basically twins.) My heart swelled, I got goosebumps and I was overwhelmed with gratitude, love, adoration and this feeling of FOR-REAL-how-did-I-get-so-lucky? I fell in love with him all over again and for like the 100th time that day.

I snapped the above picture and texted it to his sweet birth mom with a little note on how much she was loved in that very moment.

You know what? I should let people test drive my car more often.

Turns out I really like sitting in the back seat.

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Ken Garff Honda of Orem. I was compensated for it, but the opinions expressed are all my own. I love these guys so much. In fact, just mention my blog and it will get you $500 off any car purchase (new, used, trade in, lease, etc.) at Ken Garff Honda of Orem.

 

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