Have You Loved Your Neighbor Today?

It has been a while since I have written a ‘passionate’ Note about my thoughts of the goings on in the world.  Over the last month a few people have asked me what caused my loss of ‘idealism’ and lack of stance on issues I used to shout about from my soap box.  I writeContinue reading “Have You Loved Your Neighbor Today?”

Welfare VS Unemployment a former Foster Perspective

I wrote this, back in 2008, 2 years after being homeless. Twelve years later I still agree with this, for the most part. Since writing this I have learned more about the complexities of our society and have, what I would like to think, is a bit more of a refined view. For those ofContinue reading “Welfare VS Unemployment a former Foster Perspective”

Third Foster Home Diary Entries Age 14

Before you, the reader read these entries, I wanted you to know that there are some very upsetting things you will read about in here in relation to the foster setting. Over a decade after I wrote these entries I found out that Sunshine, one of my social workers, did believe what I told herContinue reading “Third Foster Home Diary Entries Age 14”

Failed Reunification. Age 14 Diary Entries

July 10, 1999 Age 14 I can’t believe it.  I’m actually home. This morning when I got up Mitch and Jene had a little talk with me about how all good things must end.  Then they all helped me load my stuff.  They also gave me my mattress, the dolphin sheets, and bedspread.                When momContinue reading “Failed Reunification. Age 14 Diary Entries”

Foster Home #2. Ages 13 and 14

I have to say, this one was a hard read for me. I had typed these entries out 6 years ago and at that time I had not recognized how much anger and sadness was taking over the person I was because I still harbored some of that in 2013. Reading these entries anger theContinue reading “Foster Home #2. Ages 13 and 14”

First Foster Home Diary Entries, Age 13

As with my previous diary posts, I will be leaving my teen writings in tact. I have not edited out the mundane and just left her writings as they were. As with the previous post, some of these entries are the typical “silly things” you expect to see from a young teen, other posts takeContinue reading “First Foster Home Diary Entries, Age 13”