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Blood makes you related, loyalty makes you family.

Nicky .a year ago
Red Balloon
Life sucks, then you die. It’s a weird motto I live by. Every single day life gives you an obstacle, whether big or small. Maybe your car broke down and now you’re late for work. Or maybe you got to w...
Miranda Floyda year ago
Into the Lion's Den
If you forget to water a flower, it'll surely die. If you run over a flower garden, it'll fight to survive. With people it's the same concept. When I was in my mid-twenties I met a boy who was three y...
Thoughts on the Death of Billy Graham
So Billy Graham died. What an impact this man has had on my life. But not in the sense most would think. LOVE, is not what came to my mind when I read of Billy Graham's passing. My mind was filled wit...
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Paytan Addleya year ago
My Senior Year from Hell
Senior year, the best year of your life... or so they say. The year started like everyone else's, walking in the doors of my high school for the last time, saying "hi" to my friends that were gone all...
Who to Blame
I grew up with my grandparents as my parents. My mom wanted to only be a part-time parent and my dad got sent to jail when I was four. So rather than force my mother to be a mother, my grandmother jus...
Ricky McQuillana year ago
The Crazy Kid
I have read many accounts of family therapy; therapy that is initiated because a member of that family is crazy, and the others are concerned and frustrated. In some accounts, the rest of the family s...
Tina G. Ra year ago
Motherhood
Motherhood, really not what one imagines based on the movies you watch growing up. In reality there is no Maria (Sound of Music) or Nanny McPhee. Raising children isn't easy no matter if your in a rel...
Zoe Kaya year ago
When 'Home' Isn't Home
They used to be the most important thing in my world. They used to have all the answers. They used to give me everything I needed. Sure, they were scary or mean sometimes, but whenever the real monste...
Reneé Caglea year ago
Dealing with Demons
Through out most of people's lives, there is conflict, injury, and things better left unsaid. However, you're going to see into story that is yet to be finished. In order to tell it correctly, we will have to go back to the beginning.
Sandy Ayoa year ago
Mama
"To you who feel like a stranger in your own house. You’re loved. You’ll find your home full of love where no one sees it. Don’t give up." -SA As a kid I loved pretending I was pregnant; it made me fe...
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Lydia Noira year ago
The Things I Cannot Remember *Part One*
*Part 1* It all started on a cool summer evening when a beautiful 20-year-old woman named Ella* brought me into this world. My mother had married a man by the name of Jack* about two years prior to my...
My Wonderful Family
This a picture of my family and I on my wedding day. As you can see, we can't be serious for pics sometimes. But this story is about my crazy and funny family. Some of my family members are not in the...
K BPa year ago
Is It Worth It?
There comes a time in life when you sit back and wonder, “is it worth it?” I’m not talking about your life, no, I’m talking about the life of someone you love, and the decisions you have to make with ...
Layne Radlauera year ago
A Hard Rain
We heard the news. On this night, my mother was in Los Angeles at a “quit smoking” resort (she still smokes.) My brother, Franz, had come to join us. Pointer, our family friend, also decided to enjoy ...
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Brianna Krossa year ago
Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Over this past year, I’ve gotten various responses when I say that my husband and I don’t associate ourselves with specific family members, such as, “But that’s got to break their heart.” “What a awfu...
Julia Spring a year ago
Post Natal Depression
It’s funny, I always wondered why mums had post natal depression. You have a beautiful new baby, some women would give their right arm for a child, so what is there to be depressed about? You come hom...
Jason Rhodea year ago
There's Always a Master and an Apprentice...
Yoda says, “Always two there are…a master and an apprentice,” in The Phantom Menace. So, considering today is the cusp of new beginnings, I started thinking and considering the people that’ve touched ...