Love Times Three

Last night I was sitting down to watch television and decided to watch Love Times Three on TLC.  Now most of us are no stranger to watching or hearing about Sister Wives on TLC. This show is quite similar to that show except it is a man who is married to 3 women and they all live under one roof with all of their kids. 
They discussed losing their sweet daughter Kyra and the choice to be open about their lifestyle was a tribute towards her and also towards the other children. My heart goes out to them for the loss of their daughter. 
On this episode they talked about some issues with jealousy that the sisterwives had with each other that they had to overcome. (This would be the one issue I would have with the relationship because I would be worried that my spouse would favour one wife over me.) They also shared the marriage of their daughter, Amanda. She married a man from another community and they had a wedding in the Darger family’s backyard. It looked like a lot of hard work putting together a wedding so quickly but it was beautifully done! 
I can’t wait to see more episodes of the Darger family, while I don’t practice plural marriage I do believe they should be allowed to practice without risk of the government coming in and taking away their children or jailing the adults. As long as it is between consenting adults and there is no abuse, who are we to say who in their family or marriage? 
To find out more about the Darger family check out their website Love Times Three 

Loss of a Loved One

For a child, death is a touchy subject. It is hard enough for us as adults to deal with a loved one passing on. But for a child the world they have known has ended. 
Today we had a funeral for my husband’s grandmother. While my son at 7 years old still doesn’t truly grasp what or why it happens, my 11 year old (Hayley) is another story. In the past 6 years my daughter has lost several people close to her in our family so when we told her Grams was ill, it was extremely hard on her. 
She chose to write a letter to Grams that was to be read by her older cousin. At the last minute she decided she wanted to do it. For an 11 year old it is big job. I know you are wondering why children are at a funeral. My husband and I both agreed a long time ago to allow our children the choice to be there or not. Sometimes if a loved one that wasn’t close to them passes they ask to stay home. We decided on this because we know that even children need to grieve. Some disagree with it and that is fine. You know what works for your children. 
As she read the letter she got really emotional and her cousin continued reading. When she was able to get her bearings she took over for her cousin. It was a letter of her memories of her Great-Grandmother. I know she wanted to read that not for all of us or even for herself but for her Grams. Whom she loved dearly! 
After she read that letter she came and sat in my lap and cried. As a parent it kills us to have our child in pain like that, but instead of trying to find all the right words the only thing we can do is hold them and let them grieve. 
Hayley seems fine now. She’s been laughing and chatting the rest of the day but I know in the future there may be a day she has a memory of her Grams which will make her said and her dad or myself will hold her and let her grieve. 




The Chronic Masterbakers Blog Contest

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