Welcome to "Family Reunion", the weekly recap for the Family Ties group. We increased to 236 members this week. Additionally, we moved up to 1526 posts! Welcome to all new members, and thanks to those who posted! Keep in mind that any member of the group can invite other members to join.
Below is a selection of my some of my favorite posts to appear within the group over the past week or so, including one of my own. If you like any of the posts below, please consider subscribing to the author's blog. I personally subscribe to ALL of the bloggers included here.
Trying to help my friend David somehow – Please read! by Jason Crouch
I usually put my own posts at the bottom of the list, but this one is for one of my best friends in the world, who needs help. Please take a minute to read this if you haven't already.
Spend the time Now by Danny Thornton
Danny shared an email that he received that left me in tears. I had seen it before, but it is definitely worth sharing again.
My Heart Is Broken For The things I Cannot Change~ by Vanessa Stalets
This is a painful post from Vanessa about her mother's alcoholism and drug abuse – stop by and give her some encouraging words if you can.
This post is exceptionally touching and poignant.
This is a sweet post about the upcoming birth of Melissa's niece.
I Thought Of Andrew Lenza When I Was In The Shower by Kathy Passarette
The award for most compelling headline of the week goes to Kathy. I won't ruin it here by telling you what this post is about.
Belching, Barfing,Burping and Blackheads by Cynthia Tilghman
Um, maybe Cynthia's post has the best headline instead?
Failure is so easy… by Ginger Wilcox
This post about the simple persistence of Ginger's six-year old daughter hit home for me, and I hope it resounds for you, too.
I woke up crying this morning………. by Sandra Workman
Sandra's newly minted 16-year old daughter was born on Leap Day, and it's a miracle taht she was born at all! Take a read and find out more.
The circle of life in a day by Jamie Stimpson
Jamie experienced a bittersweet day on the 27th of February.
For those of you who regularly read this post on a weekly basis, you are probably wondering why the picture of Paul to the left is his ACTUAL picture. Please read the link above for an explanation. I couldn't make fun of my friend this week, and you'll see why.
If you haven't joined or even visited the group yet, here is the description that I wrote there to give you some idea of what we are all about:
First question: Is this a fan club for the 80's sitcom? No. I just wanted to think of something memorable for this group. This is meant to be a fun place to escape the daily drama of the real estate industry. Please feel free to post any family stories or lessons here. We envision this as a great place to share funny stories about kids, marriage, siblings, parenting, or anything family-related. Posts may relate business to family life, or they may be about striking a healthy balance between career and life. Welcome to Family Ties!
So come on over and check it out! We're like one big happy family in this great group! If you aren't visiting this group, I can assure you are missing out on some terrific writing. I look forward to seeing you there. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!