Friday, May 16, 2014

New Adventures

Welcome to When a Heart Grows

I am so excited to be here and sharing my crazy, fun life with you! I hope this blog can bring happiness and guidance to those readers that it attracts.  The picture above is of Dayton, the baby boy I birthed almost three years ago. He is my blessing and inspiration. {I chose adoption} This was the best decision I ever made for him. Check out My Story, and Why I'm Here for more detail and the ultimate reason I decided to begin blogging. I promise to be honest and open with my posts. I hope to tackle and discuss everything from the hard stuff to the great blessings in life! Hop on board this adventure with me as I go through and learn more about life every day.

As I currently sit here typing, I am overwhelmed by the support I have received in beginning this blog. Some big changes are happening in my life yet again - although looking beyond these things - I am most excited about beginning my journey here. I am currently in the process of packing my things and moving back to Utah for the third time! Wow, third times the charm?! I was offered a great position, and am looking forward to trying something new. Along with that, I can't wait to be near my close friends again. I have been living in the Bay Area for almost 10 months now, and spent last summer in southern California. I have been with an amazing company, working for the best people, but change is happening again. I'm right there with you when it comes to thinking about how much I have moved."This girl is nuts!!" Yes, yes I think so too ;) However I wouldn't change my adventures for anything. I am loved and supported by my family every step of the way. They are my rock, my safe place, and my most trusted confidants. 

If you would like to know the truth, I haven't yet packed anything and should probably get to it. My move is happening in the next few days. I hope you enjoy my blog! I can't wait to get things rolling. Thanks for reading...


  1. Thanks so much for sharing your story!

  2. I hope that you truly mean that you open up your heart with nothing but truth which means you would not delete a post that may not be so much on the positive side. I guess as a single mother of a child born from an abusive and almost fatal marriage I was lucky to escape, I have less sympathy for your reasons to give your child away - you see despite the life-threatening things I endured, I kept my child. True, it has been the hardest thing I have ever done - and single life isn't exactly glamourous. But I wonder - would you have so many "supporters" or fans if you didn't look like a Barbie ((just sayin)). At any rate, if you are an adult who chooses to have sex and become pregnant you are instantly responsible for the consequences in my humble opinion. We shall see if this post sticks or even makes it up though.

  3. You need to remember that there is an actual PERSON with feelings who is going to receive this comment. It's so easy to type away without even thinking of the consequences or effects that this will have on Kylie. If I received this comment, it would break my heart. But of course you post yours anonymously... Very cowardly indeed. I hope she does delete this instead of internalizing your negative message but in any case, I'm not leaving the words of a bully up without defending her. Kylie does NOT have supporters because she "looks like a Barbie." How incredibly superficial of you to say. And frankly, it just makes you sound bitter about your own decision and life. She took responsibility for her actions by choosing an option that was best for her and her baby. That is her right, as was yours to keep your baby. You chose what you thought was best, and she did too. Both of your decisions were incredibly difficult. But to say (or I suppose imply would be the better word) she did not take responsibility for her actions is false. Next time you have the urge to post a comment like this, you really need to have some empathy. Think about if your post is kind, honest, necessary... This was not necessary nor was it kind. You also went on to add that if Kylie does delete your post, then she somehow does not have an open heart! How very untrue. Kylie, like the rest of us, is just trying to do the best she can for herself. Like you, she had to make a very difficult decision. Please do not shame her for choosing differently than you. This truly makes me very sad for you. I wish you had not posted this anonymously because I really feel that based on your comment, you could really use someone to talk to. Not that you would necessarily want to talk to me, but at least I could give you the option for some moral support. I wish the best for you. Again, please consider the person on the receiving end of your comments before you post something.