Children are a blessing I can’t argue that fact They are the light of my life The reason I wake up every day My purpose in fighting To show them the way They bring me mountains of happiness Make my heart sing An eternal love song playing in the back of my mind Keeping time … Continue reading Fear
All of the things that were not given to me as a child I now give to myself and my children will never have to question where to go when their hearts are searching for home (Image by Katie M. Berggren)
One of the great challenges for those who have survived abusive and neglectful parents is that there is often a part of us that is still waiting for them to love us, even if there is very little chance of that happening. Locked in an archaic mindset, we continue to go back for more, looking … Continue reading Proceed with Caution
Today feels mistaken But I am here My love is near She is mine And softly whines Her gaze slows me And whispers You are everything Today is divine
A wonderful idea for parenting teens!
Friends, as most of you know, I get to spend an hour each week with a group of young people going through addiction recovery. Yes. Young people. I’m talking teenagers who are locked away for at least six months as they learn to overcome their addictions. I’m always humbled and honored to get this time with these beautiful young souls that have been so incredibly assaulted by a world they have yet to understand. This also comes with the bittersweet knowledge that these kids still have a fighting chance while several of my friends have already had to bury their own children.
Recently I asked these kids a simple question: “How many of you have found yourself in situations where things started happening that you weren’t comfortable with, but you stuck around, mainly because you felt like you didn’t have a way out?”
They all raised their hands.
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