Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Here we are, Sunday night, and I'm already wishing it was the weekend again.... we're all so exhausted in my house because my little sisters wake up before sunrise each day.
I have to say though, that even though my little sisters tire me out, they also put a smile on my face each day. I can't even count the number of times a giggle turned into full-blown hysterical laughter between me and the twins over this weekend.
It's so funny because when the twins were babies, everything about their development completely amazed me. We'd cared for infants multiple times over the years, but I had never been old enough to understand the milestones that they were reaching. My three other siblings were placed with us between the ages of two and four, so I didn't even get to experience their baby stages. But now, the twins are almost six years old, and I've seen plenty of siblings and kids in school at this age. Yet my sisters continue to amaze me each and every day.
Twin A has proven to me this weekend that she can sit and make funny noises, laugh at herself, and then make me bust out laughing uncontrollably for long periods of time. Twin B is constantly showing me her growing maturity as she questions all parts of life. They both are growing up so quickly suddenly, and they both have such unique personalities. They still love to play together and just asked my mom the other night to move their beds closer together so they could hold hands before falling asleep at night, but they're also becoming their own individuals.
Watching my siblings grow and figure out who they are as people is one of the best parts of being the oldest child in the family. It's amazing to watch all of my siblings maturing, but I think we all get a thrill out of watching our littlest sisters. It's amazing to think how different my life would have been had we not taken in my siblings through foster care.
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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.