Losing a family member is one of the most traumatic life events; Families must support one another to endure the five stages of grief and get through it together.
I Don’t Blame My Bio Mother for My Adoption
I was adopted as a baby to a really nice single mom. A lot of people don't realize that all adoptions cause trauma. It doesn't matter if it was for the best or not. As a child I was constantly wondering why my birth parents didn't want me. Birthdays have always been very emotional for me and they always bring up more questions. More questions my adopted mom didn't know the answers too. I remember being 10 years old and a family member tells me that If I stayed with my birth family I would be dead by now. At the time I didn't matter to me that they have never met my bio family. For years I really thought that that was true. I learned later that my Bio father tried to kill me as an infant. I honestly wish I never knew that information. I always knew that he wasn't the greatest man but I really didn't need to know that.
It was a family gathering like any other, filled with laughter, the aroma of home-cooked meals, and the joyful cacophony of relatives catching up on life's tales. Little did I know that this particular evening would etch an incident into the family folklore under the category of "Innocently Inappropriate."
Embracing the Fragrance of Family Bonds
In the tapestry of life, woven with threads of laughter, shared tears, and the gentle embrace of family, there exists a fragrance so sweet that it lingers in the corners of our memories. Family is more than a constellation of familiar faces; it is a sanctuary where hearts find refuge and love blossoms like the most delicate of flowers.
What Grandpa Antone Saw
"What a pretty picture." He wasn't looking at anything in particular. His eyes were open, but he seemed somewhere else, far away.
Native Americans At Thanksgiving
When I placed a turkey message on my page on Facebook and got no feedback from family or Native American friends, I knew what that was about. A friend who is very in tune with the Native American culture commented about not "Celebrating Taking Day."
The Complex Realities of Marriage and Divorce
Marriage is revered as the cornerstone of society, symbolizing love, commitment, and the union of two individuals. It is an institution that carries with it the promise of lifelong companionship and support. However, the reality of marriage and its counterpart, divorce, often reveals a hidden underbelly of complexities and challenges that can result in deep emotional turmoil and upheaval for all involved parties. The dynamics of marriage and divorce encompass a wide array of emotions, from the joy and love experienced during courtship to the resentment and pain that can accompany the breakdown of a relationship. This essay explores the deep ugliness of marriage and divorce, shedding light on the complexities of these deeply significant life events and the implications they hold for individuals, families, and society as a whole.
Unlocking the Enigmatic Universe of Interactive Play: Decoding the Multifaceted Advantages for the Developing Minds of Children.
In the dynamic expanse of our swiftly evolving digital epoch, the ongoing discourse surrounding the profound influence of technology on the developmental trajectory of children persists. Amidst the symphony of opinions, one crescendo of positivity emerges, heralding the constructive role played by interactive games in cultivating a comprehensive and nuanced growth paradigm for children. Far transcending the mere realm of entertainment, these games unfurl a tapestry of cognitive, social, and emotional benefits that intricately weave into the fabric of a child's holistic well-being.
Not Enough Chairs at the Table
There weren't enough chairs at the table this Thanksgiving, but I don't think anyone else noticed it. I mean, there were chairs for everyone that was expected: my mother-in-law of course, since it was her house! My sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, me and my husband. We were all seated around the expanded wooden table in an assortment of dining, office, and folding chairs.
- Top Story - November 2023
The Day After
The air's a little heavy today. A winter storm blew in overnight and a bitter wind is reminding me that it's the end of November and the end of another year is just around the corner.
Unveiling the Perks of Overthinking
"The Labyrinth of Thoughts" Once upon a time in the quiet town of Serenity Ville, there lived a young woman named Emily who possessed a mind that never seemed to rest. Her thoughts, like a cascade of turbulent waters, flowed ceaselessly through the intricate channels of her imagination. She was known far and wide as the town's resident over thinker.
A Young Mother’s Journey Through Adversity and Faith
A testament to survival, faith, and a mother’s unyielding resolve amidst turmoil The second time I learned I was pregnant, I was in a foreign country. This pregnancy was accidental. The father was a raging and abusive alcoholic. Even so, I decided to keep the baby.
Unraveling the Mystery: Understanding Why Job Loss Repeats Itself.
Introduction. A deeper investigation into the underlying causes is prompted when losing a job repeatedly throughout one's career, which can be a difficult and depressing experience. There are many different reasons why someone might lose their job, from personal performance problems to economic downturns. In this post, we'll look at a few typical causes of job loss that might be recurring and provide advice on how people can stop the cycle.