Sunday, August 28, 2016


This is a bit long but illustrates in a very clear way the life of a child in her struggle to survive from a broken home in foster care.


  1. Me and my sister watched this a while ago. It made us realized how lucky we are to have each other and a family. I take these things for granted. I act like a victim every time something happens. I need to grow up. Really I'm not in that bad of a situation. I have a family, food, shelter, friends, clothes, and so much more. I could've been born into a home like this. I could've been in foster care. But I wasn't. I was lucky enough to be born into a home that could provide for me and that could take care of me. I think many people take this for granted. I know people who complain about their families and I am one of those people. I know people who wish they had been born into another family I have even wished for this. But in reality I should be grateful I have a family. I should be happy. I should stop crying over stupid things and get up and do something with my life. I can and will stop taking these things for granted. I will become a better person. I will stop doing nothing with my life. Thank you American Knight for inspiring me to do better. Thank you for everything. Thank you for being my friend and for picking me up when I would fall. Thank you for talking to me!
    I have a plan. I will finish my school and get my silver and gold awards in Girl Scouts. Then I will go to college and then maybe join the American Military. Because with my silver and gold awards I'll be eligible for college scholarships and I'll can enter the military one rank higher. I finally have a plan. I am excited! I can't wait to maybe one day meet you! I only have 4 years until I can finally be off on my own!!!! I will do better. I will stop this nonsense crying over every little bump I hit. It is stupid. I will become more mature. I have plans and I intend to reach my goals. If I ever want a family of my own.... If i ever want to meet you..... If I ever want to go to college or join the military I have to toughen up. I have to stay alive and I have to get my work done. From this point forwards I am becoming a new person. I am changing for the better. I am forgetting my emotions. I am pushing them away. It doesn't matter how hard I fall or how much I hurt because I have a goal and I will get to it. I can't just sit around sobbing. I'm old enough now to get up and push through things that happen. life is life just gotta keep going I guess. Anyways I've rambled enough. This isn't just about the videos. This is something I've been wanting to talk to you about. Thanks again for everything!
    I love what you're doing and what your goals are. I hope you reach your goals. I hope you get what you want from life. Thank you. Nothing can pay you back for what you've done for me because you saved a life. You made me feel special. You made me feel loved. You made me feel real. You made me feel alive. You saved me from myself and nothing I can give you would repay you for what you've done for me. Thank you. You don't know how much you've helped me. You don't know how much you've affected my life. You can say you've saved someones life because it is true. You have saved me. Thank you.
    I hope you get that little girl. I hope you see her again. I hope you hug her again.
    I'll miss you. I love you. Thank you again for everything you've done.
    May the LORD bless you
    - Beautifully Insane aka Laney

  2. Don't beat yourself up too much. Every single one of us makes mistakes and suffer through consequences. Keep your head high, and never give up on your goals!