I am Mallory Rose.
Confused? Well let’s start here.
Guess what? I have an update for you!
This year, I found my birth grandparents, or I should say they found me. I am sorry it has taken so long to share this part, but I needed time to process and life was a little busy. But I do have so much to share.
If you read Part 1 of my story, I left off explaining about the letter I sent to my birth mom. About a year went by, life moved on, Andy and I moved home and settled back into normal life. I would think about the letter often but figured that it had been lost, and I prayed that when the time was right, God would settle my heart.
I don’t remember the day, I wish I had written it down, but I walked into my office, sat down, turned on my computer and checked my personal email. For some reason, I checked my personal email. I never do that first thing at work. NEVER. And there is was….
“Emilie, we are your birth grandparents”
My heart stopped. I scanned and reread about 4 times, I then called my co-worker in to read the email just to make sure I was reading it right. I started to cry, what do I write back, which questions do I ask first, what, what, what…
I immediately called Andy, my husband, and tried to convey what was going on. The email I had been waiting for, for a year and a half had come and I had no idea what to do next.
I don’t want to rush the story, there is so much to tell, but there is also a level of privacy I want to keep. God answered a prayer. He heard my heart and connected me to a part of my past that I desperately needed to feel. But I know He is still working in a way that I am learning to understand.
What I do want to share with you is that I have now established an amazing relationship with my grandparents. They are amazing, wonderful people.
I now know my complete story and my original name. Mallory Rose. It’s beautiful to me, just like God’s plan is.
I hope someday I am able to share more with you all, but please understand that I want to protect hearts and family. My birth mom is still precious to me and I pray for her all the time. She made such an amazing sacrifice and because of that, I have had more love shown for me than I deserve.
Family is amazing. It is more than blood. It is never ending flow of relationships based on love and acceptance. And to celebrate this concept I have gathered my favorite tee-shirts designs from Sevenly, who’s campaign this week is helping orphaned children. Check them out!