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Tag: letting go

Family Trauma: Responding With Control or Love

June 20, AD2014 20 Comments
Family Trauma:  Responding With Control or Love

In the past six months, my large family of eleven has been tested by multiple traumas; we have been  bombarded with illness, cancer and subsequent treatments, a threat of a premature birth of our fifth grandchild and a traumatic birth, celebrated  the birth of a fourth grandchild, suffered with  a daughter cracking under  a combination […]

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In a Matter of a Moment

May 14, AD2014 5 Comments
In a Matter of a Moment

I was talking to a friend today about her son’s upcoming graduation from high school. Two of my own children have graduated already and so I understand all those feelings that are bubbling just below the surface of her calm exterior- pride, worry, joy, hope, astonishment, wonder, elation, and even sadness. Each feeling filling her […]

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An Empty Vessel

November 27, AD2013 3 Comments
An Empty Vessel

My young daughter sat quietly at the table eating her snack. Beside her was her plastic cup, Dora the Explorer smiling on the outside, and apple juice poured within. Suddenly her little brother appeared at her side and stuck one of his sticky fingers in her cup. She squealed with disgust. Before she knew it, […]

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