New blog. Fresh start. Same old Amstel.

Friday, February 9, 2018

In 2009, I started Amstel Life. Writing my story was part of the healing process for me, and it felt gratifying to share my perspective and to provide insight about an alternative to abortion that many women didn't know existed.

Somewhere along the way though, between working a full time job, getting married, taking care of two littles, and well, life...I stopped writing.

For some time now, I've felt called back to this blogging thing. I believe God has given me the gift of writing, and I want to use my gift to serve a purpose and encourage others. So I’m dusting off the ole’ keyboard and getting a fresh start with a new blog that focuses on not just open adoption, but issues pertaining to my faith, life as a wife and mother, and my most recent experience of being laid off from my job during maternity leave.

So here it is:  New blog. Fresh start. Same old Amstel.

Sharing my struggles and challenges is far outside of my comfort zone, but I am trusting in God to break down the walls and help me to write the story He wants me to tell.

My hope is to write authentically, share the journey, and maybe encourage someone along the way.

"You'll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild the foundations from out of your past. You'll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community livable again." — Isaiah 58:12

- Amy


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