By Korinne Phillips
I have known you and your family for about a year and a half now, and you’ve already made me feel like one of your own. We bonded instantly and started doing everything together, almost as if we were best friends. You took me shopping, bought me clothes, took me too school, let me stay at your house, and helped me with my homework. You became a mother figure to me in a little under four months.
I never thought the circumstances would be what they are now. You have now become my foster mother and have given me a life that I was never able to live. For once in my life I have some sort of a normal world. You have let me experience what it is really like to be a kid. We may argue, but that’s what mothers and daughters do.
I just want to thank you for everything you have done for me. Thank you for caring for me, protecting me, and taking me in. Thank you for letting me be a kid and form a special bond with your kids, that have now become my siblings. Thank you for watching over me and helping me get to where I need to be. You help me stay on track and give me the life that I deserve. You have shown me that I can do anything that I put my mind too. If it wasn’t for you I don’t know where I would be living or how I would be living. I truly do love you as a mother, and even though I don’t tell you how much I appreciate you, I just hope that in your heart you truly do know.