Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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Well it's official... my little sisters graduated kindergarten today! It was such a cute little ceremony, and they looked adorable in their pink caps and gowns. I'm so proud of all of their hard work!
Now we're off to a bar-be-que at the house of some family friends... so much is going on today! I don't know for sure, but this may end up being the last time that all of the CMC (preschool moms group) and their families hang out together before we move. I'm hoping we'll see everyone again before we go, but it may not be in a big group setting like this. Unfortunately, we thought we'd be in for a day of swimming today, but it looks like rain is going to cancel those plans. Just being together with everyone will still be a lot of fun though.
So my little sisters graduated because they go to a private kindergarten enrichment program in the afternoons. Yesterday was the last full day of school for our elementary schools, so their enrichment program ended as well. It was so bittersweet to watch the girls graduate today... I don't really remember my other siblings being in kindergarten because I was younger and it didn't seem to be as big of a deal to me. Now that I'm older and I can appreciate all of childhood's milestones, I enjoy these special days even more. I can't believe how quickly our youngest family members are growing up!
Yesterday was also the last day that I got to see the afternoon kindergarten class that I student taught with. It was so sad to say good-bye to them! I cried the whole way home from the school. On the bright side, however, I know that the kids are on to bigger and better things and will do great in first grade! I was so glad that I went in for their last day, and as an added bonus, we even got the teacher to tear up when we gave her a class present. I had asked all of the students to draw pictures and write a sentence about their favorite part of kindergarten, and then I wrote a story about the class to go with those illustrations. I put them all together in a book and we presented it as a thank you gift for the end of the year. The kids were so proud of their work, and I was even prouder of all of them for keeping the surprise a secret! I can't wait to go in next week for morning kindergarten's last day... although that day will be even sadder because it will also be my little sisters' last day of school. Not to mention the fact that it will be my last day ever going to my elementary school before we move. That's not something that I'm looking forward to, but at least I'll be ending the school year in my favorite school one last time.
Time to get ready for the bar-be-que.... We're going to have so many great memories to look back on of this year after we move!
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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.