“A shift happens when you start telling your story.
In the beginning, it can be scary.
You might fear no one will understand.
You worry people will turn on you.
Or even worse, no one will listen.
But if you get passed the initial fear.
If you start.
Just share it.
Now, be aware that before you get to the shift
you have to break.
Break with your fear.
Break with your comfort.
Maybe even break with your idea of who you are.
None of that is easy.
But do not ignore it.
Do not push it aside.
Walk into it.
Cry if you have to.
Scream if you have to.
Step back if you have to.
Then come back.
Show up again.
And little by little you will hear others.
Voices from afar.
Thank you for telling your story.
It helps to know I am not alone.
Your words comfort me in my own experience.
You have inspired me to tell my story too.
And you will know that your words
And when that happens the shift comes.
The fear gives way to the realization that you are taking ownership.
That your story no longer controls you.
The words of the critics no longer pull you down.
Instead, the voices of your tribe are carrying you.
Share your story.
It is how you will be able to grow into the REAL YOU!”
– Amanda Medina –
*El grupo La Voz del Hijo en Facebook es un grupo cerrado exclusivamente para quienes son hijos adoptivos.