Posts tagged depression
yourLDSneighborhood News for Monday, December 26, 2011
Advice for Long-distance Grandparents: Handling the After-Christmas Let Down
by Russ Beck
Because of the holidays, we often have increased contact with loved ones. As with all good things though, this too shall pass. Soon we find ourselves back into our normal everyday lives. It can be all too easy to fall into the pit of feeling sad for ourselves and our lot in life of being long-distance grandparents.
Lemons, and depression, on their own are not inherently wonderful–but they certainly offer a lot of possibilities when you combine them with other good things.
What helps you to see past the dandelions–and find the wishes? Leave us a comment.
From Lisa Rumsey Harris, who teaches honors writing part-time at BYU, comes this personal essay about the redeeming power of her husband’s love.
My husband formally asked my father for permission to marry me while they were sitting in the cab of 1979 Brown Ford Explorer. Basically, in that truck, my father took out all of my foibles and idiosyncrasies, held each up to the light, and then lovingly packed all of my emotional baggage into a tight little suitcase. Then he snapped the clasps shut and handed it to my future husband.
The word that Dad kept using was “fragile.” Lisa is fragile. Like an explosive. Or an egg. Or the crazy leg lamp from “A Christmas Story.”
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