Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
It's been a long, exhausting day, and I'm already in bed before 10pm. We went to the funeral for my mom's cousin this morning, and then spent the rest of the day with the whole extended family.
The reality of the death finally hit me this morning when we were sitting in the church, and the tears that hadn't yet surfaced finally came pouring out. It was hard to believe that she was really gone.
We had a wonderful brunch after the service, and then went back to my great-uncle's house. By the time we were there, everyone's spirits had lifted a little and we could enjoy the day together. We could talk about old memories, and I love any opportunity when I can hear stories of my mom's childhood or my grandpa's life. Cousins had come in for the funeral who we rarely get to see, so it was wonderful to catch up with everyone. It really was a beautiful day and a wonderful celebration of a fantastic woman's life.
Thank you all for bearing with me over the past few days as I've written about family instead of foster care. Sometimes daily life takes precedent over facts and memories. But to bring everything back to foster care, I will mention how funny it was to hear people keep asking how many kids we had in the family now and when we last had a foster child with us; our family is different each time we get together with all of our cousins! They just can't keep up!
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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.