Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I’d like to start off with an update… after a temperature of 104.2 at 2am, my little sister seems like she’s now on the road to recovery. Both twins appear to be happier today and have been drinking plenty of fluids, and they even played together for a little while today. I’m feeling much better too, though my mom and I are still a bit sleep-deprived after being up at 2am trying to give my little sister a cold bath to bring down the fever. My mom continues to do medications for both girls every few hours, so I don’t know when she’ll be able to get a full night’s sleep. But here’s hoping that the start of the new year will bring better health for everyone!
Today is New Year’s Eve, and we’re saying goodbye to the old year (and hopefully all of the sickness in my house). Every New Year’s Eve since I was in middle school, my best guy friend has come to my house to celebrate. We started this tradition when we were so young that he wasn’t even allowed to stay until midnight. His parents would pick him up by 10pm to bring him home. Since then, other friends have joined some years, and my brother has had friends join. My parents have had other families spend the night with us, and some years we don’t do anything at all. Even tonight, we won’t be getting pizza and wings from a place an hour away like we do every year, and we won’t be doing anything special because everyone is sick, but my friend will still stop by for a little while before going off to a party. He always comes to celebrate at least a piece of New Year’s Eve with my family, no matter what.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful celebration tonight, and that 2015 brings joy, peace, and health to you all. Goodbye 2014, and welcome 2015!
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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.