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yolande-barial's picture
Mar.11.2011
My oldest son decided he was going to run track after the basketball season.  A season where I felt his skills were not utilized in the manner that taught him anything.  The fact that he was NOT mentored affected his spirit.  I think it is a dangerous thing when a child's spirit is broken.  My job...
yolande-barial's picture
Feb.09.2011
  After a week of being fruitful and frustrated without benefit of my trusty laptop, I find that there is so much in me that needs to come out and yet not enough time to make it all fit into my schedule. My middle son, the cook, the quiet one, the patient one, the one who likes to "chill...
pattie-welek-hall's picture
Feb.04.2011
My oldest son passed away at 22.  What helps me cope when the pain resurfaces are my mother's words of wisdom.  "You child is a gift from heaven.  Your job as a parent is to love him unconditionally, guide him through the tough times, and celebrate his good time, so one day he can grow wings...
yolande-barial's picture
Jan.01.2011
 Last week all of the children and I were sick.  We had a 24-48 hour virus that Kaiser told me did not require a doctor visit.  I ambled to the store and I picked up some  Gatorade, juice, water and some snacks. Kaiser said to drink a lot of luids and to get plenty of rest.  I was exhausted and all...
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Dec.31.2010
 The game last night was awesome. They won the game and were up by about 8 points. It was a tough game and the boys played wonderfully. There are a group of moms that I like to sit with and last night we were like a group of 16-year-old teenaged cheerleaders. We clapped, we stomped, we screamed at...
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Dec.31.2010
Last night's game was awesome.  Tonight's was even better. My son has really got his mojo back and he knows it.
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Dec.29.2010
I woke  up this morning thinking my son loves basketball and basketball loves him.  At every spare moment in my thoughts I said this statement.  I asked that my son be given patience as thinking and speaking positive sometimes takes a while to manifest.  When I called him today from  the office, I...
yolande-barial's picture
Dec.17.2010
 Living in reality we encounter disappointments, disagreements and being dissed. Living in reality is an eye opening experience if we take the blinders off and really see that it is real. Whatever your reality is, is where you are at right now. Living in the moment can take a lot out of you and yet...
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Nov.19.2010
  He came downstairs and said he had a lot on his mind.  I was lying on the couch watching nothing tv and enjoying my home and my life and my children and our choices.  I knew that he was going to tell me something that I really needed to hear. These are the times that parents need to allow...
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Nov.06.2010
As I sat outside of the football stadium waiting in the mom taxi for my son and his friends to come out, I found myself instantly transported in my mind back to the time when I was 15 and hanging out  at the football stadium of the local high school in Moss Point, Ms.  The sounds of trombones and...