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Healthy Family Makes Healthy People

leejohndrowteamThis week I sat with a woman who had to keep her relationship with her former daughter-in-law a secret from her son just so she could talk to her granddaughter. Her son was an out of control dad. He chose to leave a mom and a daughter to pursue life. Spelled “lack of responsibility.” Continue reading Healthy Family Makes Healthy People

Preserving The Innocence

2013-12-07 07.11.30I have started no less than 7-8 stories, words, etc., and the pages just stare at me. Windows open, emails open, Facebook pinging and a desktop that irritates my wife because my order is not her order. And the kids have come down here to flashing Christmas lights, snow on the ground and music about Christmas.

Innocence- Lack of guilt. No wrongdoing. Not evil.

Last night I had the opportunity to get my Christmas tree. My granddaughter, Mariah and grandson Jacob climbed in the car and went tree shopping. I had waited all week to do this. We went down to a particular tree yard and after looking at a few we selected the tree. While they prepared to cut off the bottom (When Mariah saw the 12 year old boy start that chain saw, I saw stars in her eyes.) and wrap it to tie it on the car, the kids were offered candy canes. When we got in the car Mariah said “that was really nice of them. They were really nice.” (She also told me the boy getting to run the chain saw was “pretty cool.” I think she is looking for pink construction shoes!) Continue reading Preserving The Innocence