Today was a really nice way to end the holiday weekend! As I mentioned yesterday, we went to our friends' house for a little bar-be-que today, and it was so nice to take a break from the packing and chaos of moving to just have fun.
There was good food, good conversation, and good laughs to be had today. When I think about what I'm going to miss about New York after we move, I think about times like these. We may not have get-togethers like this all of the time, but we always know that our friends are here whenever we need them. Sure, I'll miss this house, and some of the places around here (like my elementary school), but I know that I'll miss the people we're leaving the most. Of course, my mom is working on convincing just about everyone we love that they want to move to Florida too, so hopefully we'll be surrounded by loved ones sooner or later, but in the meantime, I'm glad I'll have memories like those we made today to look back on.
All of this build up to our move makes me think about how foster children must feel when they change homes. At least when I move, I'll be going with my family. But foster children are removed from their homes and placed in a house with complete strangers. Then they become attached to the foster family, and (in most cases) are then removed and placed back in their biological home where they can't see their new family anymore. Plus, they're changing homes, towns, schools, pediatricians... it's a lot to deal with, and I don't think I've ever truly grasped how difficult that must be until we started this whole process. It gives me a whole new level of respect for all of my siblings.
My goal is to reach 150 likes on my Facebook author page by the time I'm celebrating a year of blogging on July 29th, and it would mean so much to me if everyone could like and share my page. It's as simple as clicking the two buttons at the top right of any blog page, so it only takes a few seconds of your time! As I've mentioned before, when I reach 150 likes, I will share information about the novel that I've been working on, so I'm really excited to hit that milestone!
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