Amazing Amandaby a young man, age 15
This one time when I had a really bad counseling session
We went on a really long walk.
We just walked around the golf course she lived by for two hours.
We talked about why I was upset.
She told me how much she cared about me,
How much she wanted me to do better.
I had only been there for three weeks,
But I felt at home after that walk.
I never thought I would feel at home again
when I went into foster care.
I thought it would be the worst three years
of my life.
I remember after that walk, lying in bed thinking
How could someone who just met me
care about me so much?
She reminded me of my mom.
After the walk I remember thinking about my future,
How maybe I wouldn't have to be alone.
I was thinking I might have someone at my
high school graduation,
At my college graduation,
Someone who will care about me for
my whole life.
My other foster families didn't care.
I only lived at her house for three months,
But even if I stay at a group home or a facility
for the rest of the time I'm in foster care,
It would have been worth it to have
those three months.
I remember after that walk thinking how
someone I'd just met could care about me.
Cause I don't really care about myself.
I have low self-esteem.
I don't think I've told her any of this.
I'm not really good at
Talking about my feelings.
I wish every foster parent could be Amanda.