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Vanessa Diffenbaugh Quotes

Though politics is by nature divisive, surely we all can agree that foster children need stability, safety, education, opportunity - and love.
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Common thistle is everywhere," she said. "Which is perhaps why human beings are so relentlessly unkind to one another.

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In that moment, we were the same, each of us destroyed by our limited understanding of reality.

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It wasn't as if the flowers themselves held within them the ability to bring an abstract definition into physical reality. Instead, it seemed that ... expecting change, and the very belief in the possibility instigated a transformation.

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For eight years I dreamed of fire. Trees ignited as I passed them; oceans burned.

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The language of flowers is nonnegotiable, Victoria, Elizabeth said,

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Coming up with the right questions was even more important than coming up with the right answers.

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I still look up sometimes when I cross the front of the house, expecting to see her.

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Moss has no roots.

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I'm talking about the language of flowers. It's from the Victorian era, like your name. If a man gave a young lady a bouquet of flowers, she would race home and try to decode it like a secret message. Red roses mean love; yellow roses infidelity. So a man would have to choose his flowers carefully.

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The open forgiveness in her eyes, the uncensored love, terrified me.

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Purple irises from a bucket on Market Street. The

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First drafts are never any good - at least, mine aren't.

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I traveled a full two years with 'Language of Flowers.'

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The problem is foster youth don't really have this network that other kids have.

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I am not only the person who wrote and sold a novel while raising a houseful of biological and foster children; I am also the person who wrote a horrific young adult novel that never sold and gave up on a foster child I couldn't handle - an experience that still haunts me.

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I founded Camellia Network with my dear friend Isis Dallis Keigwin. The mission of our organization is to create a national network that connects every youth aging out of foster care to the critical resources, opportunities, and support they need to thrive in adulthood.

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I think that the hardest thing about working with young people in foster care who've been through this kind of neglect and abuse is really to convince them that they are worthy of being loved. And I think because often they don't feel worthy of it, that's why they push people away.

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My husband and I vowed that after we married and settled down, we would become foster parents - a vow we kept and one that has enriched our lives greatly.

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