Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
It's an early night for me because I feel horrible. Unfortunately, I'm sick.
My little sisters weren't feeling well over the weekend. Sore throat, cough, low-grade fever... you name it, they had it. Monday they ended up needing to stay home from school because they still weren't better, but they seemed to improve throughout the day.
Yesterday, the twins went to school, and everyone moved on with life. Crisis averted, right? Wrong. They had passed the bug to me already. I had a sore throat for most of the day, but I figured, eh, no big deal! It's a sore throat, who cares? But as it got later yesterday, I started feeling worse instead of better.
This morning I woke up to find the twins sitting on the couch with my mom. Usually by the time I get out of bed and walk my dog, they're at least dressed for school and getting hair brushed. This morning, they had gotten dressed, but that was about it. Twin A had a slight fever again, Twin B was complaining of a sore throat... and the worst part? I was right there with them.
Instead of helping my mom with anything today, I sat on the couch feeling sick myself. I had sneezed, oh, maybe 27 times before I even got out of bed this morning. My throat hurt, my nose was stuffy and runny at the same time. Just wonderful. Every time my mom left the room, I would fall asleep right there on the couch. Before I knew it, my brother and sister were already home from school, and I wasn't feeling any better.
But can I just tell you how amazing my brother and sister are? My mom finally convinced me to go lay down in bed so I could actually get some rest, but when I got myself comfortable, I was suddenly freezing. I actually texted my mom to see if someone could get me an extra blanket because I didn't want to move. My brother came in and not only gave me a blanket, but laid it out over me so I didn't have to fuss with it. He got me some medicine and a water bottle, brought in a thermometer to see if I had a fever... it was so sweet.
Then later, I had no choice but to get in the shower because I have work tomorrow (please send me good thoughts so I don't have to call out!). I got out of the shower and felt dizzy and weak, but my sister was right there to lend a hand. She got me some apple juice, turned the ceiling fan on and off a few times depending on how hot or cold I was at the moment, and kept offering to get me anything else that I may need.
Sometimes I may argue with my siblings, but I am the luckiest girl in the world to have so many people who love and care about me. Now it's off to bed in hopes that the twins are better tomorrow and that I'm better tomorrow, because I really do not want to miss work.
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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.