Happy Easter weekend! Welcome to Family Reunion, the weekly recap for the AR Family Ties group. We increased to 259 members this week. Additionally, we moved up to 1731 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.
A Tribute to My Darling Son ~ Christopher Rule Schurr by Jeanean Gendron
Jeanean's son passed away a few days ago. Take a minute to leave some supportive words for her on this post of hers. It is an uncomfortable subject, to be sure, but one that she appears to be handling with grace.
No More Tears In Heaven by Vanessa Stalets
This is a heartwrenching tribute to Vanessa's late grandmother. The writing is visceral and very, very real.
"Sing me a Song" by Susan Walters
This post about Susan's father's passing this past fall was both poignant and memorable.
3rd Grader Creates Solution to Tightening Mortgage Market by Natalie Langford
Natalie's sweet son, Nathan, came up with a great solution for one of her real estate clients who is faced with difficult underwriting standards in today's market.
Sharing The Joys Of Grandparenthood. by Katerina Gasset
Katerina shares some photos of her 3-month old granddaughter.
The family dinner isn't lost (As least for me) by Todd Clark
Many parents know how important it is to have dinner with your kids every night. Unfortunately, not enough of us actually carry this out in our lives. Todd makes some great points about the importance of this time.
Oh my Aching Body and my Soaring Soul by Dennis Volz
Dennis shares a recent day when he helped his daughter and son-in-law to install new flooring in their home. It is an engaging, funny, and inspirational post.
Want to chime in and give some advice to Melissa and her son on this matter? Go for it – she indicated that she plans to share the comments with him.
St. Patrick's in New Orleans – This Is How WE Do It! by Lisa Heindel
Take a gander at Lisa's fun day at the parade and festivities.
Have you slept with your CPA today? by Elaine Manes
This is one sure way to get your taxes done correctly.
One by Paul Slaybaugh
This is a touching poem about Paul's younger son's first birthday.
Another episode of "Those Wacky Crouches"! by Jason Crouch
My family life is like a sitcom sometimes. Thankfully, it's a good sitcom.
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!