Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Promises you Keep

As you’ve all probably been able to tell on my social media, I was able to spend Easter weekend with the Miller's (Dayton's adoptive family) and my own family! And let me tell you… it was AMAZING! There is no other way to describe the time I got to spend with spunky Dayton Kyle and my loved ones. It was a weekend filled with fun in the sun, wrestling matches, lots of laughs, and Easter festivities. The details of our time spent together are extremely special to me and dear to my heart. Following my visit I have all kinds of new thoughts, tips, and real-life advice I would love to share with you! 

I have made promises to Dayton, to the Miller’s, and to my family. They in turn have made promises to me. Without these, our relationship's with one another would falter and probably have negative consequences that lead to hurt. Who in this world enjoys a broken promise? I sure don’t! I am grateful for the goodness the Miller’s embody and the promises they keep - it has allowed for more love in Dayton’s life. More than I could have EVER imagined. Not only that, but I know the Miller’s and my own family felt the unconditional love this weekend we all have for one another. We are a family, bound together through an open adoption & the promises we keep with each other. My greatest, most difficult decision in this life has lead to such a blessing of growth and knowledge.    

Most importantly, I have made promises to myself. Promises to love selflessly, share my story, and bring light and value to the process of an Open Adoption. I have promised to love myself and my flaws, never to be ashamed of the story I now share with you. I want to look back and be proud of the way I dealt with my choices… and I hope to make Dayton proud of me too. 

Make promises to yourself, keep them, and hold your head high. YOU are so worth it. 

Strive to be a person who keeps their promises. I am not perfect, nor is anyone else, we are human! However, the benefits of a promise kept can bring trust and happy moments to our lives. To be able to play, talk, and hold hands with little Dayton was incredible. Deciding to place my child in an open adoption because it was in his best interest, and knowing without a doubt that he is happy and well, is worth the pain of loss I sometimes feel. 

I’m grateful for the promises the Miller’s have kept through our experience with the open adoption process. It means the world and more!  


1 comment:

  1. Love this!! To not be ashamed but proud of the good choices you made in a tough situation even when others think you should stay quiet. That is one of the things I really admire you for. Wish I could be that brave in my life!!