Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Tonight, my mom and I had a rare opportunity to get out of the house together and be away from the family for a few hours! Wow, that's a rare occurance!
We didn't go anywhere extra special... One of my mom's friends was hosting a little get together. But it was nice to just get out of the house together.
We saw some of my mom's friends tonight, and one of them happened to bring a friend of hers with her. The last time my mom saw this woman, it had been a few months ago, when we still had my little foster sister with us. So of course, she had no idea that this little girl no longer lived with us and asked how she was doing.
It's so weird to think that your foster sister can be gone for just about three months, and every once in a while you realize how weird it is that you don't have that sister in your life anymore. I've said good bye to fourteen siblings but it's still so strange to see time pass and have to readjust to life without a child. But it gets easier with time. I promise you that. This was the first week in almost three months that I didn't wonder each day how my former foster sister was doing, which is a big step. My mom was almost laughing this morning as we discussed this fact, because for the majority of the time this little girl stayed with us, I was away at college. You'd think that I wouldn't have bonded with her as much, given that fact and the fact that she didn't like to hug or cuddle. I do miss her though and it's been a rough few months, but I'm glad that time is healing the wounds that my foster sister left behind when she left our home.
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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.