A recent post by my wife Christine. It shows how perceptions about family can change – for the better. All it takes is some understanding, patience, and discovering your “ah-ha” moment.
After we are born, we rely on our parents to give us nourishing food, a warm place to live, comfy clothes and a safe environment. As we get older, we find our independence. We feel invincible and able to conquer the world. We no longer rely on our parents as much.
As a teenager I struggled with understanding my parents way of expressing love, compassion and generosity. There were times when they had my best interest in mind yet I felt as if they were smothering me. For instance, my friends would go to the movies and hang out but I wasn’t allowed to go. At the time, I felt they were trying to control me. I felt I wasn’t given the opportunity to grow and mature.
When we get to a certain age, something in our life changes. We get married, have kids, and soon find ourselves living across…
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