Category Archives: Childhood

The Best Childhood Christmas

It was Christmas morning and the first one without my father. My Mother, Brother and I now lived in an old country house that had never been painted on the outside nor finished off on the inside. The floors were … Continue reading

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I Love You Like….

Written by a baby sister to her older sibling for a “cupcake” themed baby shower My family of origin was a mangled mess of divorce, dysfunction and parental abuse.  Losing contact for many years with most of my family … Continue reading

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They Learn

I forgive the ones who during childhood showed the wrong ways I should live.  I am deeply grateful to the people who later showed compassion and love to a boy in a man’s body. I have a good life because … Continue reading

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Unrestrained Innocence

When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind. Patrick Rothfuss Before … Continue reading

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Any Family With More than One

In late 1925, a newspaper in London published a story by A.A. Milne titled “The Wrong Sort of Bees”. The tale introduced a bear named Winnie the Pooh who would become the lead character of one of the most successful … Continue reading

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I Finally Got Even

Once upon a time there was a little boy. Although his family was poor, life was good and he enjoyed his life. His Mother and Father did not get along well, but he did not notice much. One day his … Continue reading

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Brave Again

My path was clouded and I was lost for so long I did not notice it. I lost the freedom to just “be” and the natural spontaneity I was born with; from feeling free in a magical world to becoming … Continue reading

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When God Created Mothers

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into his sixth day of “overtime” when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And the Lord said, “Have you read the specs … Continue reading

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Snips and Snails and Puppy-Dog Tails

My boyhood memories that are predominately good are those from before the age of seven. Then life was filled with awe, joy and wonder. The painful realities from the adult world had not touched my little brother and me yet. … Continue reading

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What A Child Sees

No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you’ve got, say “Oh, my gosh,” and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this … Continue reading

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