THE DIF­FER­ENCE AN ADULT CAN MAKE

Life & Style Weekend - - MAGAZINE / WELCOME -

I don’t know ev­ery­thing about my past I am not re­ally sure who my mum is, Or my dad or even if I have sib­lings I have lived with 40 fam­i­lies and shared a house With dozens of other kids and have said good­bye To many peo­ple in my life, There are count­less days I have felt alone, Hurt and an­gry at the world I have felt no one cares I have spent my en­tire life as a kid in care. My en­tire life I have craved be­ing loved, Be­long­ing to a fam­ily That I can call mine A fam­ily that won’t walk away When the go­ing gets tough Or show me the door be­cause I am scared To show my feel­ings and strug­gle to open up Don’t turn your back on me Just be­cause I am a kid in care. I know about my past I know who my mum is, My dad and even my sib­lings I have lived with the same fam­ily and shared a house With dozens of other kids and have formed Life­long friend­ships with many peo­ple in my life. I have spent my life know­ing I am cared for And loved Even though I have spent my en­tire life as a kid in care. I have felt love And be­long to a fam­ily That I can call mine A fam­ily that won’t walk away When the go­ing gets tough Or show me the door be­cause I am scared To show my feel­ings and strug­gle to open up. I am con­fi­dent, I am smart, and I am me Be­cause of an adult who never gave up on me.

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