Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Tonight's post is dedicated to two very special people... my parents.
Today is my mom and dad's twenty-seventh anniversary! I cannot believe that they have been married twenty-seven years already... where has the time gone? Unfortunately, my dad (and I) had to work today, so we couldn't really celebrate, but my parents aren't the type to need to go out and make a big show out of a milestone for it to mean something.
We did make a big deal out of their twenty-fifth anniversary, surprising them with a big party and tons of family and friends, and I can't believe that the party was two years ago already. Looking back on it now, I'm so glad that we were able to get everyone together, because that was pretty much the last time that so many of our family and friends were all together before we moved.
My parents are such incredible people, and they continually amaze me in everything that they do. I'm sure that on their wedding day, they had no idea what life would have in store for them. From becoming foster parents, to adopting, to adapting their daily lives to help their children with disabilities, my parents' lives have definitely revolved around their children.
They are such a strong team, always there to cheer each other on and be there for each other through the good and the bad. They love each other, and annoy each other, on a daily basis, and prove to us each day what true love is all about. It's about loving someone through their annoying habits, forgiving, helping one another. It's about holding hands while the kids say how gross that is, slow dancing in the living room, and waiting to have conversations with each other because the kids keep interrupting.
Over the last year, my parents moved us all to Florida and helped everyone get settled in a new house, town, and state. They're always ready to listen to our stories over and over again, cheer for us in our triumphs, and comfort us in our sadness. They've taken the highs and the lows and created a beautiful life for their family, always putting their children's needs (and each other's) before their own.
I'm so blessed to be able to call my mom and dad my parents. Their relationship shows me just what it means to be a partner and to rely on and trust someone with your whole heart. Separately, my mom and dad are amazing people, but together, they are unstoppable.
Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad! I love you!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.