It’s a little after 10pm, and this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and write all day. It’s been pretty busy around here…
So why am I writing about my summer job? Well to be honest, I’ll probably be writing about a lot of my day to day life in this blog… Hopefully most of what I write about will tie into foster care directly, but since foster care is the entire reason for my whole family, when I write about the craziness that comes from a family of eight (currently nine), it’s really does all happen because of being a foster family. But today’s little story was about more than just my summer life; I wanted to talk about my little sisters and the struggles they face everyday.
Luckily, my sisters are doing beautifully. They have come so far from the tiny peanuts that they were in the NICU. They’re progressing excellently, but they’re just not up to the same developmental levels as most other four-year-olds. I think it’s important to realize how extreme the problems can be that foster children face. Receiving basically no prenatal care and being born addicted to hard drugs still affects my sisters’ daily lives four and a half years later. A lot of foster children face problems just like these, and each child that we welcome into our lives has a different problem to deal with. Some problems are much worse than others, but all of the children deal with some kind of issue that no child should ever need to face. Remember that any foster children that you meet need a whole lot of love and care to let them know that they will overcome their problems and they mean something to the world.
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