Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Today was a pretty long day. From going out early to watch my little sisters at gymnastics, to going swimming at the house of family friends, I’m wiped out after the weekend and today’s events. I’ll keep my post short and sweet tonight since I’m too tired to think of a big topic to write about.
I feel like my family has been a melting pot from the very beginning. I posted a few days ago about the different racial backgrounds in my family, but I thought it would be fun to mention that there are also multiple religions in my household! My mom grew up in a Catholic home, while my dad was raised in the Jewish faith. When they married 25 years ago, they decided that any kids they had would get to experience both religions and come to their own conclusions about life. We’re not a very religious family… we don’t go to church or temple. But we do learn about the significance of important holidays and events in each religion, and celebrate holidays such as Christmas and Hanukkah.
I think it’s awesome that my parents have raised us this way. I think that my parents actually said when we turned 16, we could tell them what religion we wanted to be…. I decided not to make a decision. I think it’s incredible to learn about two different ways of life, two different religious backgrounds, and I choose to remain both Catholic and Jewish. I think it’s great that the foster children who come into my home get to experience both of these religions as well, because even if they’re only with us for a short while, they could possibly be learning something new.
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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.