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Happy Mother's Day! I hope that all of the awesome moms out there had a wonderful day today!
We had a great day, even though we didn't do anything big deal. It was a beautiful day for swimming, and my mom got a nice break because my dad watched over the kids. She even got treated to some time getting manicures and pedicures when we went out for a while, which was awesome.
Since my mom's gifts this year were projects and working around the house instead of tangible gifts, we continued to help out around the house today as well. My sister and I helped cook dinner (roast beef and mashed potatoes... yum!) and I think we even managed to keep the house clean today!
My little sisters made adorable cards for my mom, and were so proud of themselves when they gave them to her. My sisters are in the midst of learning how to spell, write, and read, so they now sound out words themselves when making cards for people. Alright, so it may have been, "Hape Muthrs Day," but you could still figure out exactly what they were trying to say. Plus, they drew beautiful pictures and decorated the cards all by themselves, and I know that my mom appreciated that much more than a store-bought gift.
We even ended the night by starting preparations for my mom's birthday tomorrow... I let the girls help me bake a cake so that we could "surprise" my mom tomorrow. Of course, we had only washed our hands and not yet mixed ingredients when the girls were already whispering to my mom about the surprise cake, but this is why actual secrets are never told to six-year-olds! Still, I'm pretty sure the kids are more excited about cake than my mom will be anyway, so as long as they're happy, the rest of us are happy.
To all of the bio moms, foster moms, adoptive moms, step-moms, Godmothers, grandmothers, and anyone else whom I've missed, I hope you all had a great Mother's Day today. I'm so lucky to have been able to spend the day with my mom, because I know that a lot of people can't be home with their moms on days like today. It takes a very special lady to be called "Mommy" and my mom is top notch. I don't know anyone else who has raised twenty children, fostered, adopted, dealt with special needs, and dealt with cranky teenagers/whiny children/adult children who don't want to grow up, and still manages to far surpass anyone's expectations of what a mom should be.
Thanks for all that you do, Mom! We love you!
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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.