This is my cousin Lisa. Well, my fathers cousin..I’m the first cousin once removed.
Her Dad, is my Dad’s uncle who was only 8 year older than him. Uncle Doug was always someone special in our house. Someone to look up to. He is the subject of this beautiful memoir.
He was a special person and so is she.
She says different….not so different if you ask me
There is nothing in life more important than our relationships. That’s hard to say after spending a weekend with them! Those of you who have a hard time with family will nod your heads at that.
This is a little window into a father and daughter with a relationship they worked at. Like we all have to. Its not supposed to be perfect this life; its a journey, a learning experience of navigating the tough stuff and coming out on the other side with deeper understanding of one another. We then pass those lessons to others and work continually in this organic and ever changing life towards being just a little better than we were the year before.
Spot on, holidays are a challenge for a lot of people…
Oxytocin seems to be my answer to alot of different issues and reactions in teens lately. This article is interesting…
How My Brother Saved Me From Drowning and Suicide
Excellent and honest.
How interesting that this author went viral on a beautiful post about real marriage, but the real gift for many will be that they notice this post. Well done
This blog post is thought provoking to say the least.
When we had our babies we were close with many families on the same journey. We always put together meals for one another, we joked that it was worth having a baby so you didnt have to cook for 8 weeks….our friends were that good.
This article makes you think, how easy it is and how we support each other with the birth of a child, or if someone is ill like in this piece.
Why then dont we see a family with a child struggling with depression or addiction that same way? The family is suffering a change from ‘normal’, they are carrying a burden that is beyond what they are used to .
Honestly we’re here to help each other and carry one another through the hard times. Why then do we look the other way, afraid to ask, afraid to make eye contact and give a hug…or even bring a meal. Suffering is suffering no matter how its packaged and delivered.
Think about it
Nice article, remember grief comes in stages and has many faces. Temperament and relationships play a role in healing. Grief is work. You dont ‘get over it’ you work through it.
You Can NOT Be Replaced® Website update!
We updated the website, www.youcannotbereplaced.com and we added one too. Chip and I took the talks off and made a site just for them. www.ycnbrtalk.com
There is also a really cool email grabber on both. Don’t forget to sign up for coupons and cool updates, snippets about what we’re doing, and stuff before it hits the market. The regular website is focused on the organization and the new one is mainly for schools or adults who work with youth.
Dont forget to tell your friends! Thanks