My story, is God's story.
My name is Amanda! Growing up, I was blessed. I lived in a good home, with much support. It wasn't until I was 11, when my mom told me that, the man in my life who is my dad, was not my birth father. That never changed my relationship with him, because I grew up strongly with him as the father figure in my life. But that did bring up a huge question in my head of, what is my other half? I wanted answers, but besides that, I wanted to be able to have the relationship with my birth father that I didn't get to have growing up!
It took me a whole 4 years to reach out, even a smudge, and I decided to add one of my birth dads son's on Facebook. And a year later, I decided to send him a message telling him who I was. Best decision of my life. I gained 2 brothers that I am so fortunate to have in my life! I can't believe I went a whole 17 years without them around, because I could not imagine a day without them, now that they're apart of my life!
Unfortunately with that though, news was brought up to me that our dad died 13 years ago, closing my 'door' of living out my life goal to be able to meet him. That never stopped my need to have my unanswered confusion of where I came from though! My brother told me about the rest of our family in Israel! I think going to Israel, with my brother in 2014, to meet my birth family, would really help me discover my heritage, and allow me to feel connected.
God plays a major role in my life. Everything that I have been through in my path, I am able to openly share it with others who happen to go through a similar struggle. God works through my life experiences, to help others through their paths, that may need a little encouragement! In Israel, I plan to let God show me what he has planned for the rest of my life, and how I can use each experience to help work in the lives of others!
I am trying to raise 5k for my traveling expenses, and for the trip of a life changing experience! Will you help me by sharing my link to your friends, or donate to me to be able to make this dream happen? I'd be happy to get connected with you too, and hear about your life story!