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Today is my dad’s birthday! We thought that we wouldn’t see him today, since he would get home from work and be asleep before we all got home from the wake, but he ended up taking off the day to go to the wake with us. It’s certainly not the most fun way to celebrate a birthday, but at least he was with us and all of our extended family. Since the wake was held only a few minutes away from where my dad’s aunt and uncle live, we also got to stop by to see them for a little while, which was nice because we don’t see them very often.
We just finished with the wake a little while ago… we were there all day, except for an hour when everyone went out to get food, and when we visited with our aunt and uncle. Now we’re back at my Godfather’s house to eat dinner and celebrate my dad’s birthday. My Godfather, dad, and I went out to get food for everyone, so my Godfather grabbed a cake as well. It will be nice to let my dad know that everyone was still thinking about him and that we want to celebrate him, even though it was such a sad day. It should be a good night.
Have you ever had to balance a really joyous occasion with such a sad one? Tell me about it in the comments…
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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.