Understanding Family

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic
It takes time and a giving heart to understand family. Sometimes ringing their neck isn't what you are suppose to do. What is needed is a ear to listen.

Submitted: August 18, 2012

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Submitted: August 18, 2012




Dear Daughter,


As a kid I hated my older brothers but longed to be accepted by them. I was a daddy’s girl with a tom-boy attitude and sometimes (on very rare occasions) a girly-girl.

Now that I am older and somewhat mature I can’t fathom a life without them in it. We have made mistakes, pissed the other one off but there was always unconditional love. I didn’t feel it when I was a kid but again….hindsight. They are the lifeline to my youth, of my careless days.

Life takes unexpected turns. If you take the time to turn and look behind you, your family will always be there cheering you on.

All of us have had failed relationships; some more dramatic than others. Maybe failed commitments are a genetic trait. I hope not.

What I learned from this relationship….No matter where life takes you, no matter what mistakes you have made, no matter how often you tell your brother you hate him he will always be there for you and you for him. In the end family is your safe haven.

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