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  • You are very wise Kassandra Von Bargen for allowing your son to sort out his own relationship with his father.

    As my children grew older I allowed did not intervene if they had an argument they had with my husband, their father.

    It was hard but I knew they needed to follow though with their feelings with each other so that an understanding would develop for the future.

    This photo shows my youngest grandson walking past a cow in a field next to his home.

    Family is so important. Especially when we can work through our disputes with no silences. My parents would never discuss any issues openly, so I had to learn these skills by trial and error.

    The Day of Atonement is next week. I will honour my mother and father by lighting a candle and letting it burn for twenty four hours and praying for them as they did for their mothers and fathers. I have left my childhood religion behind but I am the only one in the family to carry out the rituals my parents will expect.

    And so the generations of our families will carry on linking each other through space and time.
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