Telling Family Stories, at Brain Child

Quick link: Telling Them Their Story

Today Brain Child published my essay Telling Them Their Story. Our oldest kids were 3 when one of the most significant events (so far) of their lives occurred. They don’t remember it and until recently, I hadn’t realized how little they even knew of it. One day over lunch my husband and I started to tell them their story…

telling them their story

Telling them the story that they couldn’t remember but which belonged to them was like cracking open a space in their self-identity and pouring in the backstory. This is where you came from, this is what brought you to this here and to this now. This is what we once feared and grieved and how we moved forward. This is your story, this is who we are.

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