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Generally speaking I'm a pretty upbeat person. I'll try to explain why I am here when I find the appropriate place

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    Sometime I wonder (actually I frequently wonder)
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    could there be something better?
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    Hope is an amazing thing
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    I've decided to do it!
    I suppose I've thought about doing it for a while.  I finally decided yesterday.  Tomorrow I'm going to find out what I need to do and sign-up to be a foster parent.  I have been cautioned, not to grow too attached, because they will only be on "loan".  That part will be kinda tough, but I suppose I'll manage.I'm not replacing my daughter, I couldn't or wouldn't do that.  She'll still and always be "nurero uno"  but even she has said in the past that maybe we ought to take in a foster child.  I hope it works out.  Here's to hoping!  :)… [more]