Grow. Learn. Love.

Grow. Learn. Love.

I’ve been hearing a lot lately – be yourself – use what you have and go with it. Which, of course, causes me to reflect on things. Am I being myself?

Yes. But…

I have also been having to ask myself what more can I offer? I can do DIYs, share design tips, talk thrifty finds until the cows come home. But that just makes me another dime a dozen. And to me it seems so superficial. Those things don’t teach us anything about life. About struggles and triumphs. It’s just the fluff of life really. My life is SO much more than that. What I need to share should be more personal. 

It’s hard.

It’s wonderful.

It’s scary. 

Why not talk more about adoption. We are in the middle of it, after all. 

Why did we choose to adopt? Is adoption for everyone? Is it hard to adopt? Did we adopt privately or publicly? What’s the process like? Is it difficult? Is it easy? Would you do it again? These are all questions I want to answer, plus more. I truly want that to be a HUGE part of my blog. I want to be an advocate for adoption. I want to share my experiences openly and honestly. I want others to explore the possibilities. To see the beauty in adoption and not be afraid of it.

My life is forever changed. And what a shame it would be if I didn’t share the why’s and how’s of this wild adventure. (* music by my talented husband, Joel)

Follow along. Grow. Learn. Love.

XOXO, Lidy 

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  • Heather Duguay

    Tears……

    • HelloLidy

      Aw, it touched your heart :)

      XO

  • Tiphany Eliuk

    Wow Lidy I can’t wait to see more! you guys are so blessed and those babies are so lucky to have there second chance with you two! Xo

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks Tiphany! We feel pretty lucky also! XO

  • I think it’s a great idea to start talking about your personal experience with adoption. It will definitely make your blog stand out. It’s absolutely amazing that you decided to adopt and I can’t wait to hear the answers to all the above questions…and more!

    • HelloLidy

      Aw, I appreciate that :) It’s been a hard topic to talk about for the longest time, but then I realized I just have to. It’s becoming the core of who I am. Thanks for the support!

      XOXO

    • HelloLidy

      I think adoption was a hard topic for me to talk about for the longest time. Then ! realized it was something I just had to do, it became so much a part of who I am. I appreciate your support – thank you!

      XOXO

  • Beautiful images of your babies. So lovely.

    • HelloLidy

      Thank you so much, that means a lot!

      XO

    • HelloLidy

      Thank you, that means a lot!

      XOXO

  • Karis

    My husband and I definitely want to adopt. We aren’t ready yet but it’s nice to know that when we are ready that theres a supportive community out there. Please share what feel led to! Thanks!

    • HelloLidy

      Hi Karis! I am so happy you feel that call as well – it’s definitely a process. And part of the process is knowing when the right time to adopt is. The important thing is, you guys are already thinking about it and without even realizing it, you are beginning your journey :) And yes, there is one big community out there waiting to have your back!

      XO

      • HelloLidy

        P.S. I am planning on doing another video next week, so I will address what led us to the idea of adoption! Stay tuned!

        • Karis

          I’ll be looking for it :)

          • HelloLidy

            :) XO

  • Karis

    My husband and I definitely want to adopt. Though we aren’t ready yet, it’s nice to know that when we are, there’s a supportive community out there. Thanks!

  • so beautiful Lidy! our little guy is on the autism spectrum and i’ve been trying to figure out the balance of sharing without oversharing esp when it comes to the kids. beautiful post!

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks so much! I can imagine it’s tough trying to share things about your little ones without saying too much. Some things are meant to be private and are just hard to open up about. I feel that I am meant to share my story because there is so much to learn from. But I also know that I don’t have to share every little detail, just some important lessons that people might be able to learn from. It’s surprising though, how many people respond when you do decide to open up about your struggles and triumphs as a mom. You don’t know it, but there are probably a lot of people out there that are going through similar circumstances that feel very alone. It’s a relief for them to connect with someone who understands them :)

      XOXO

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