October 27, 2017

DEEPLY ROOTED CULTURAL BELIEFS

Growing up, as person of Indian decent it is ingrained in you that when it comes to having a child having a boy is better than having a girl.  The context for this line of reasoning is purely archaic and comes from long established religio...

October 27, 2017

One of my wife’s favorite movies is GREASE. You remember the story – ‘Good girl’ Sandy and ‘greaser’ Danny fall in love over the summer but think they’ll never see one another again. As fate would have it, they find themselves in the same high school in the fall. Danny...

October 27, 2017

One of my favorite family pictures shows my husband, Stan, and our three-year-old son, Brian, side by side “mowing.” They are both shirtless and glistening with perspiration, sweat rags tucked into their waistbands. Brian, now 36, remembers believing his toy mower was...

October 27, 2017

We need to be mature to be good parents, right?  Yes – it’s true.  We need to share our wisdom, to hopefully help our children avoid some of our mistakes, treat other people right, and develop good character in general.  But, sometimes, it’s okay to forget about all of...

October 20, 2017

Eventually, I came to understand that my “problem” wasn’t my problem. In other words, just as alcohol drowned whatever bad feelings I didn’t want to feel—abandonment, loneliness, frustration, anger, confusion, grief—my addiction masked the real issue: my father wound.

October 13, 2017

Because my father had chosen to leave me by killing himself when I was just eleven years old, I was angry with so many people for decades. I was chiefly angry with my father, but I was also angry with God for allowing something like that to happen. As I grew into a man...

October 13, 2017

My father passed away years ago and I miss him very much.  I don’t have one story in particular but a lifetime of love, hard work and devotion to his family.  He was quiet and old fashioned.  He loved his family and loved to joke around with us.  One of his favorite th...

October 13, 2017

Having a dad still holds an incredible part in each of our lives. I understand that nowadays, there are many who may not have had the experience of having a father present in their lives, but there are those who become like a dad, when your dad was or was not there. Th...

October 13, 2017

I am a wife, mother, teacher, writer, and big dreamer. It’s taken 23 years of marriage to get to the point in life where I am now. The support of my parents growing up, my husband, and my 18-year-old son help me to pursue all of my passions. I owe a great deal to my pa...

October 13, 2017

I can remember 4 times in my life my dad held my hand.

The 1st time I was about 5 years old at the Fort Worth Zoo and it was really crowded. I’m not sure why I remember that but I do remember the feeling of how good it felt.

The 2nd time was my junior year of high school...

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