, thanks for sharing your experience. “It would have helped me when my mother passed away to have read something like this” — those words are music to my ears. a couple of days passed before I decided to post this. Thank you for confirmation that doing so was the right thing.

This post is a modified excerpt from my memoir “Walking Tall.” Obviously, there’s more to the story of my relationship with my father than is told in the post. But one of the numerous things I learned from the experience is that I have to not only own, but embrace, all that occurs in my life, the good and the bad; and with divine inspiration and expectation, look for greater understanding in due time.

By sharing your story with me, you reinforce the idea that there is value and healing in learning from our experiences and sharing them with one another. Thank YOU for taking the time to share your insights, and stories of your pain and healing.

Author, artist, accidental activist, founder Our Human Family (http://medium.com/our-human-family). Social media: @clayrivers. Love one another.

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