Over the years I have had people ask me aren't you mad at being placed in the children's home? This question puzzled me. I have always believed my dad loved my brother and I with all his heart and he did not make the decision easily. He went to a number of people he thought might be able to help and in the end decided this was the best option. There were things about the children's home that could have been better, however, there were a number of positive experiences that I treasure.
Often times one does not control a situation, however, one always has the choice of how they will remember the experience and take away from it something positive. Life is good.
From Regina Brett "It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else".