Other Things

A small collection of things that remind me of fostering, adoption, or my kids in general.


  • “Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” – Charles Bukowski
  • If your heart is bigger than your brain, you might be a foster parent” – Other People’s Kids
  •  “Sam : By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy. How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad happened. But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. Because they were holding on to something.

         Frodo : What are we holding on to, Sam?

         Sam : That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.” – ‘The Two Towers’, LOTR film

  •  “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens
  • “Love is a breach in the walls, a broken gate,
    Where that comes in that shall not go again.” – “Love”, Rupert Brooke.
  • Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – Dr. John Trainer
  • “From caring comes courage” – Lao Tzu
  • “My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? Rather, it denotes a lack of courage.” – ‘Practical Magic’, Alice Hoffman