Sunday, March 27, 2011

UBC Day 26/27

I decided to combine the two days just because I missed the one yesterday.

Day 26 — 
Tell me: A song that you can play on an instrument
This was back in the day when I took guitar lessons.

I want to know: About the last "random act of kindness" you encountered.
It's not anything too big but I thought it was really nice. This girl who's desk is like right next to mine at work and she was going to lunch and wanted a shake. I suggested the dubs and if she wanted to get me some food she could. And she did and she didn't want me to pay for it. I wanted to pay her back for it but she wouldn't let me. It was really nice.

Show me a photo of somewhere you've been to.

I've been to Nauvoo twice. Once before they built the temple and the second time after the temple was built for a family reunion. Kiddy corner to the temple is a hotel that we stayed at so pretty much we'd walk outside the temple would just be chillin' right there. hahah. This was barely after I graduated high school. The first time was when we were moving from Florida to Utah. If you go to Nauvoo and go to the hotel. There is a bench in front of the hotel that family had donated for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. :)

Day 27 — Write a letter to: The friendliest person you knew for only one day
How about I met him like a day ago? haha. Ben is a blogging soon to be birthfather. I drove to Salt Lake and we went to a little greek place called the Atlantic. We talked mostly about adoption. He's really so nice, funny and talkative. I liked having a conversation with him and to go back and reminisce and talk about adoption or where I was at the point where he was. That was on the 25th. So it was good for me to have that conversation even though I was like DEAD tired that day and I was a freak. But he's the

Tell me: A song that you wish you could play
MMMMM. Piano.

I want to know: The last thing that made you cry.
The 25th. The year and a half mark of placement. My heart hurt.

Show me  A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Last Year

March 2011

A lot of things have changed since last year and today. Last year I was working at a greasy fast food place and now I work at a therapeutic boarding school, which I LOVE. I was still grieving over the loss of my best friend and with the adoption. It was a bittersweet time for me in my life. My relationship with God has grown stronger since last year. My church attendance since last year has been more frequent and I love it. I have learned that I'm heck of a lot stronger than I was last year. I can get through anything and I'm so determined to get things done. I probably would've told you last year that my identity was I was a birth mom. I know a lot more about myself and who I am than last year. I had to get through  everything to know who I really was.


  1. Wow, I love this.. for a lot of different reasons! First, I absolutely love the song Konstantine, one of my favorites. Second, you are so strong. I admire you!

  2. Stef...I LOVE you and you make me proud and happy of how much you have grown this past year and of what an AMAZING daughter you are!!!

  3. Great post!
    I didn't know you played the guitar? Dustinn will play the guitar and the kids love to dance to it. Or he'll do the chords and let them strum.
    Nauvoo is only a few hours drive and it's on our list for this spring so we'll take a picture by the bench, okay? That's really cool. What's the name of the hotel? There are quite a few b&b's,etc. right there.

    It's been a big year. You look pretty in both picts.

  4. I just found your blog and I love it. My husband and I are hoping to adopt soon and it's so nice to read about everything from a birth mother's perspective. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
    ps.. I love this post. :)