CHANGE

Change. Change can be so beautiful, but very difficult. The past six months, I started my journey to find my birth family. Not only did I find both my mother and father. I found many other family members. When I found my parents it was extremely exciting, but honestly, it brought up so many different […]

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WHAT IF IM NEVER FOUND

Throughout my entire life I have wondered about my birth family. I have always gravitated towards my birth mom. I long to know who this woman is, the woman that gave me life. I want to know every little detail about her. I wonder if I ever cross her mind. I wonder if she had […]

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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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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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