Moved Around, Ripped Out, Messed Up: Has This International Life Damaged My Children? 1

by Melissa Dalton-Bradford

This year it hit me broadside.

Standing in my entryway, eagerly opening up holiday greeting cards from around the world, I held a family Christmas collage from a friend in my hands. There they were: the crowds of folks gathered for one child’s wedding; a smiling circle cheering another child’s academic achievement; lines of friends there for another child’s community concert. I skimmed the lines about neighbors and friends who rushed in when there was a crisis, and wiped my forehead, now pumping hot blood, astonished by my gut reaction.

Pain. Pain for my children.

Story continues here:  http://melissadaltonbradford.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/moved-around-ripped-out-messed-up-has-this-international-life-damaged-my-children/

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