I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Lived it and I'm still here to talk about it and help someone else if I can.
I took my kids everywhere. I didn't have money for child care, so I took them to college with me and they sat in the hallway.
At birth, we are like cartilage - soft, flexible tissue. By the same natural process by which cartilage becomes hard bone, the soft, tender heart of an innocent child can become hardened by the circumstances into which she is born.
In my mind, marriage is a spiritual partnership and union in which we willingly give and receive love, create and share intimacy, and open ourselves to be available and accessible to another human being in order to heal, learn and grow.