I remember when surviving felt like a chore.
I wish caseworkers were better trained.
I was never involved in family outings.
Leaving foster care was a huge sigh of relief.
Even the past can be healed.
I have a lot of emotional scars.
I was hell-bent on finding a way out.
I was picked on and bullied in every placement.
Saying yes means not giving in or giving up.
Forgiveness doesn’t come with an instruction manual.