Thursday

Hugging is good for your marriage




We Jumped Ship and headed for North Carolina

My wife, I and Lindas immedicate family bolted and ended up living in North Carolina. I came from a three family member configuration. That three for me has now extended to many more family members and Im just giddy about the whole thing. Its great getting together and sharing the war stories of daily life and its a huge upper to have Grand Children. Which my wife and I now have five and a new one is soon to arrive in late October. What a joy it is to be part of a family and have such closeness to each other.


Our Youngest Grand Child


Our youngest is Brayden just three weeks old and already charming the pants off those around him. He likes the closeness of someone and settles down to just being calm. When hes kind of crankie all you have to do is just rest your hand next to his face and he finds comfort and drifts off into is little world, thats growing bigger everyday.

Family Members our Good to have Around

Family members find comfort in each other and thru conversation finds solutions that help them feel better about things in their life. People who arent felling this close togetherness are missing the basic therapy of life and that is the give and take getting together and being support for each other. Sure you can move to an island and find solice but whats the joy in that.

I Found Comfort in my Singleness

After crashing with my first marriage and found confort so I thought will singleness of my life. Im sure that was a way of trying to avoid making the same mistake the next time. During this span of time I met a girl who I dated a half dozen times. One time she asked if I would like to come to one of her family reunions and I not really thinking about it said yes. She hailed from a small suburb in the outskirts of Chicago. They the family members that sponsored the event estimated that over three hundred family members attended and it was held on a small farm. Banquet tables were everywere and the food seemed to have no ending. Almost immediately people said hi and shook my hand and some even tried to finger out which branch of the family I belonged to.

They Adopted me as a Family Member

In a matter of one hour or less I offically became part of their family and even particaped in the good by hugs. It was an incredible high for me and I didnt even have to take something to get there.

Bonding with Family Members is a Good Thing

So if your not doing it now, start tomorrow and bond with your family members. Im sure like me, it will be a major plus for you.

My Second Marriage will be my Last

Were still here in North Carolina and Loving every minute of it. If at first you dont succeed try again and this time hug more.


Don L. Terrill
The Marriage Guru

photo by basykes