Welcome readers to my brand-new website called “Encouragement For Your Journey” as well as thank you for taking the time out of your day to read what I had to say. I truly believe that we are all on a journey and I would like to encourage others along their journey whether good or bad. I do not know what you are going through right now, but what I do know is everyone needs encouragement along the way to remind us that we are not ever alone every single day. I would like for you to come and learn about the journey that I am on as well as I will be sharing with you all my struggles, mistakes I made, the wonderful memories I made, and the life lessons I learned along the way that has made me who I am today as a young woman.
As you read each blog, I hope that you take the time to think about what I am trying to say each time. My view of life will forever be different from your view and that is understandable so if you do not agree with a topic please be considerate because everyone has feelings, I am open to new opinions every single day. Each blog is written from my heart as well as truthfully. As I share my life journey with you all I hope that you will get to know me better as a writer and eventually become friends.
When life gets hard and situations do not make sense to us it is nice to know that we have family and friends who will always be there no matter what life brings us. Life will give us all kinds of challenges because it might help us down the road in the future to make us stronger people. I have decided to share my personal secrets with you because that is how you are going to know me better. I have had personal experiences that has changed me for the good and when we share with people around us with those stories it might help them through their struggles at the same time. Hope these topics will be helpful for you and you encourage others around you every single day.
Allow me to take this time to introduce my as the writer. My name is Heather Kendall. I am originally from Ukraine and the way I came over to the United States is through adoption and I am thankful for that because I get to have freedom in my life. I came over to the United States when I was only 4 years old.
When my birthmother found out that she was pregnant with me I bet she was scared and had to make the toughest choice she would have to make ever in her life. She knew that she was unable to take care of me from where she was at. As her heart was breaking to let me go she knew in her heart that giving me up was the best choice she could have made even though it was a painful thing for her to do. After I was born I was put in an orphanage where I and many other children waited to be united with their forever families. All of us want to be loved by someone every single day. I waited for my forever family and then it finally happened when the couple came to see me.
The couple that came to Ukraine were Kirby and Debbie Kendall. After they got married they knew that they always wanted children just waited for the right time so they saved up money, but adoption was layed on their heart they wanted to change a child’s life so they started the process looking around, getting information, and choosing the right place to adopt from and Ukraine was their final answer. They packed all their bags and headed towards Ukraine in 2000 to begin their journey of adoption. They went through photos of children and then went to orphanages to see and that is when they saw and met me for the first time. I do not remember anything that happened at the orphanage because I was too young at the time. They knew they wanted a little boy and a little girl. They would come back to the orphanage every single day to come visit me and play with me. The hardest thing about being an orphanage is you always have to wait for someone to choose you and waiting for a forever family can be a very long process.
On November 15, 2000 my dream had finally came true. Kirby and Debbie chose me to be with them what I did not know was they were going to bring me home along with a brother. Kirby and Debbie found a boy later on and then started the adoption process in Ukraine. My brother and I are not blood related. We came to our forever home in December of 2000. I was 4 and Cory was 2 at the time we did not know how to speak English at the time so we were taught how to until we caught on it took me longer than Cory, but I eventually got there. Debbie and Kirby made sure that we were taken real good care of, got the education that we needed growing up, allowed us to make friends, and always reminded us that we were loved by them no matter what! Growing up I was always happy that I had guardians who took care of me and most of the time growing up it felt like a family. I always had someone to play with outside!
I will share with you my life story later, but to keep this short I always struggled in my classes I had to work harder for my grades than my other classmates and that was alright it did not mean I was not smart I just had to think harder for my grades. My favorite class growing up would have to be gym class I could just be myself as well as it gave me a break from thinking. Whenever classmates found out that I was adopted they would make rude comments to me that would hurt my feelings and I never understood why all I wanted was to make friends and be accepted by people. The older I got the more I was able to ignore those negative comments because I knew that I have purpose to be here and I will show people that I do belong here!
While I was finishing up my high school year I knew it was time for me to start thinking about my future and what I wanted to do with my life. I already knew that I did not want to go to college and I did not care what others thought about my decision because I was doing what was best for me. Whatever decision you make/ made after you graduate is all up to you do not allow the world to tell you who to be show them. Your plans, goals, and dreams are different than someone else as long as your happy as to where your heading then go after your dreams don’t let anyone stop you. I did what was best for my future no matter who or what got in my way. Don’t let anyone stop you from going after your dreams.
I graduate high school in 2015 and then I entered the real world. I took a little bit of a break to figure out what I wanted to do. I tried a few different jobs I finally found a job in retail as a cashier at a store. The job has taught me responsibility, availability, and teamwork. I learned how important it is to keep a job that is how to make money!
In my free time I enjoy writing topics about life lessons that I have learned so that I can share with others around me. Each of us have our own personal life journey to share and when we share those stories we might be helping someone out through their journey whether we realize it or not and that is what I would like to do.
With each topic that I will be sharing with you it will be coming from my heart. When I decided to start the website I was excited because I have learned new things as time went on as well as I would like for my readers to get to understand who I really am as a writer. Within my life time I have had my share of sorrows, pain, heartbreak, dissapointments, joys, and lessons that will help me in my future. I would love for us to become friends and sharing with each other our thoughts on our topics that we talk about. Well, in conclusion welcome to my website. As you read each blog please share your thoughts with me so I can become a better writer. Welcome readers and always be encouraged!