Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Merry Christmas everyone! It has been a wonderful day here at our house, and I hope it has been the same for all of you!
We were very lucky today… we didn’t need to take my sister to the hospital, thank goodness! She’s had a fever on and off, and she still has a cough, but the medicine is working beautifully and she was absolutely fine today. My mom is taking her back to the doctor tomorrow morning to follow-up and see if there’s anything else that we need to do for her, but as of right now, she’s doing well.
I was able to get everything wrapped on time yesterday, and then my brother was able to wrap my presents last night. My mom was able to pick up on Santa duties after the kids were all in bed, and everything was pulled off flawlessly. The tree looked beautiful with all of the gifts underneath it, and everyone’s faces this morning made all of the hard work well worth it! I think it was a very good Christmas overall!
My parents, especially my mom, were really upset because my “special present” for this year was screwed up and didn’t come on time. Apparently, it was something personalized, and the company messed up. My mom found out at 10:30pm on the 23rd that it wasn’t going to be ready, and she felt awful. I keep telling her that it’s fine, and I don’t need a gift to know that they love me, but she still feels horrible. So it seems like Christmas isn’t over for me, because they’re going to get me whatever it was and give it to me after the holidays. As long as it makes my parents happy, it’ll make me happy too. Besides, I did get my fair share of gifts today, and there were even a few things that I didn’t know about ahead of time, which is always a nice surprise.
It was a wonderful day, but in the back of my mind I just kept thinking about my little foster sister who recently left… I hope that she had a wonderful Christmas wherever she is now, and that she got to see Santa and get some new toys that she likes. I hope that all of my other foster brother and sisters had a great Christmas too, wherever they may be now.
Merry Christmas to you all, and I hope that you enjoyed the day with family and friends!
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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.