Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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I'm just getting ready for work and thought that I would post now, since I'm closing tonight and may not have time to write later. I wanted to share the good news that my little sister is already feeling much better!
A nice appetite (she's already had two bowls of watermelon and some cereal in the past hour alone), walking around on her own, and a big smile are all proof that my sister is getting back to her normal self. She isn't cleared to go back to school yet, but she's alert and gave me a big hug this morning... it was nice to see the drastic change from yesterday morning.
It's actually kind of funny, because when I was looking at Facebook memories this morning, I realized that two years ago, Twin A had gotten sick as well. That time was just a fever, but it was kind of weird to realize that it was the same time of year that she got sick again.
Also on Facebook memories, I saw a cake that I had baked for one of my little foster sisters. It kind of surprised me, because it's been so long since she lived with us. I don't remember every single birthday of each of my siblings who have left my home, but it was a sweet reminder of our time with that little sister when I saw this memory pop up.
My mom actually does remember the birthdays of all of my siblings. You could ask her about any of the children who have lived with us, and she can recall their birthday, and I believe she can also recall the day that each of them came to live with us. I know that some families celebrate the adoption day of their kids, but my parents always felt like these kids became part of the family on the day they arrived, not the day the court made it official, especially because so many children were only with us as foster children and we didn't adopt them.
I'm glad that I grew up in a time before social media and electronics ruled everyone's lives, but I kind of wish that there was a "memories" app that gave us reminders of special moments with all of my siblings. I mean, even the kids that lived with us after Facebook was a big deal weren't ever posted online, so it's not like pictures of them pop up. But it would be cool to have random pictures of my siblings show up and remind us of special times.
Well, I guess I should go finish getting ready for work now! I'm excited to close again...
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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.