I work in a residential foster home. We house about forty children who have behaviors that are too extreme for a typical foster home to manage. I worked there for about a year-and-half now, so it seems like a long time. On Thursday I put in my notice when I was leaving, so June 30th is going to be my last day with the kids so that by July 14th, I'm ready to move. So the kids all know about it, that makes me less stressed because then it's not some secret I'm keeping from them. I've told them I was leaving for grad school since February when I was interviewing just so that if I did get in that they would be prepared for me to go. And I thought would be a really easy transition out. But I'm gonna miss my kids. They definitely get on my nerves. A few of them have definitely punched me in the face before, but they are also my little babies, and it's weird seeing people go from just a complete total mess because of their trauma obviously, and then grow into someone who's just coping, functional, able to have good relationships, knows what a healthy relationship looks like, can have a conversation with you, can ask difficult questions without screaming or punching you in the face. So even though I've only been on that unit for about six months, I'm still going to miss them. So I'm still nostalgic about that.
We have a six-year-old boy who I have been trying to do the online schooling with. Thankfully, he's been pretty receptive to it. But you can tell it's just lacking, not by anybody's fault, I feel like as much as it shouldn't have this pandemic took us all by surprise. So I really genuinely feel like we're all just doing the best that we can with what we have. This teacher's been a real Lifesaver. She gives really detailed lesson plans, and has really open and free with her communication. I've never had a hard time trying to get to her. I've been home with my son since March 13th. I have only left three times to go grocery shopping. But other than that, it's just been us in these four walls. I did find out that I am pregnant, and I had my first doctor's appointment yesterday where I found out it's twins. So I will now be due in November instead of December and all I'm thinking about is when the second wave happens. I don't know if my husband will be allowed in the hospital with me. I don't know if I'll have to be by myself, but I figure that's just stuff I can worry about later.
I live in Saginaw. I am three blocks from the Tittabawassee River what happened this week with the Floods with the Dam's breaking and then heading down through Midland and then into Saginaw have been horrific the devastation and the damage around here is unbelievable. We were very lucky that like I said, we were three blocks from the river and it did not flow our way. So we were incredibly lucky. I have friends in Sanford that we're lucky did not have house damage, they were right on the lake. But unfortunately, she said she watched a lot of her neighbors houses float away and that was hard. I have many co-workers here that are in the area that have had to evacuate move their families, but everybody's safe. One of the good things is there was no deaths and no injuries from these floods but a lot of damage a lot.