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25 Most Recent Family Short Stories

A Letter to My Parents From a Woman Approaching 70 by Charlene Wexler
With the wisdom of age, a woman looks back at her parents with understanding...
A Letter To Rebekkah Rachel From Johnny by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny Sandusky answers his latest email from his friend, Rebekkah Cohen, who lives in Sacramento, California...
A Letter To Sari And Nikolas From Louie In America...Louie Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana answers her friends' email after they have settled in their new place...
A Letter To Sari: Congratulations On The Pregnancy! :) (Louie Writes...) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana Sandusky is thrilled to learn that her friend in Finland is pregnant...
A little Fellow's Plea by Patricia Smith
I wrote this from the questions I heard this small child asking. It broke my heart...
A little Worth goes....... by Richard Kallao
A Long Overdue Apology by Carol Ekins
An apology to my sister ..
A loss to bear by Nuerkie Noi
to not know dad..
A Love Letter To My Sweet Children.. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Date: August 16, 2002 To My Precious, Heaven-Sent Children: Dear Precious Little Ones, This is your mama speaking. I look at your little faces, and I feel nothing but a rush of love, compassion, and admiration for each and every one of you. You are God's Special Childr..
A Loved One by Shareta Berry
A Million Dollar Room by Sandra Corona
If someone wanted YOU to adopt them and offered a million dollars for this 'position', would you take it? This man had AIDS but, even if he didn't, my family wasn't for sale. *****************************..
A Miracle Named Miracle Faith (As Told by her Twin Brother, Malik) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
This is the story of a special girl, as seen through the eyes of her twin brother, Malik. My name is Malik. Malik Curtis Pearson is my full name, and I am 11 years old. I am a twin, and my twin sister's name is Miracle Faith. She *IS* a miracle, too: she wasn't supposed to survive..
A Missed Uncle by Vicky Mize
This is true, most of my stories are.. My uncle James and I were very close, I remember it all so well.. he took me out to the chicken pen to feed the chickens and get the eggs for my grandma and grandpa. Even though I know he didn't feel like it at times, he always played kickball wit..
A Model For Families by Donald Cobbs
Food for Thought..
View Photo of A Mohter's Love (story #1 of Emily series) Read excerpt from A Mohter's Love (story #1 of Emily series) A Mohter's Love (story #1 of Emily series) by chantal Bellehumeur
18 year old Emily finds out that she is pregnant and procrastinates to tell her divorces parents... She finds herself in denial about her unborn child at first, but eventually warms up to the idea of being a young mother. Even though her pregnancy is not an easy one, Emily has a supporting boyfrie..
A Moment in Time by Alexandra Riera
A Mother's Day Heartbreak by Beverly Mahone
Every day becomes precious when you're affected by someone with Alzheimer's...
A Mother's Day Parable: The Magnificent Creation by Debbie Milam
A divine celebration of motherhoood..
A Mother's Pride by Heathyre Perara
I wrote this in April of 2002 when my children turned 1 year old.....
Read excerpt from A Mother's Skirt A Mother's Skirt by susie harrison
A Mother's Skirt is a bitter-sweet story of a mothers love of her little ones and the object of which it is best bestowed upon...
A Mothers Leaving by Paul Mc Cann
Saying hello to Big Al is hard but saying goodbye is harder . ..
A Mothers Reflection... by Karen McKeever
God knows more than the doctors!..
A Necessary Evil by Richard Kallao
A Mother's Cry For Help: Nicholas And Nichole's Story (By Their Mom, Greta E. Wagner) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A woman living in Arizona shares her story with another adoptive parent. She heard about Louisiana Sandusky and her Miracle Family from an article she had read, and she wanted to write to her, to tell her about their two children, who were adopted from Korea...
A Mother's Love...MS, PMS, SOS and Other Cries For Help by Ron Karcz
The picture above is of brother Tim, Kate, and Mary Margaret...Kate's Mom. Often times we lose touch with those who once were very close to us. I mean like a long lost love kind of close. Recently, I was asked by a friend to find out some info about Sandpoint, Idaho. I searched for ..
A Mug of Dreams by Jill Eisnaugle
Based on a true story from my childhood, "A Mug of Dreams" tells of how one little girl wanted to give her Mother a very special Mother's Day gift. The moral of the story is simple: We never know the impact that the simplest of deeds will have and sometimes, we may not realize their impact until yea..
A New World Opens, Or: Johnny Learns To Read! by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My little brother, Johnny, used to hate school so much. Every day he would come home in tears, saying just how bad the kids in his class were treating him; or they would laugh at him on the playground. They would tease him because he has a learning disability which hampers his ability to r..
A Note To Jenna: Aurora: Louie Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana Sandusky in Tennessee writse to her friend in Alaska after Jenna Aurora Doucet wrote to her...
A Parent's Oath by Glen Schulz
An oath that every new parent should have to sign...
A Place Called Curtis by Michelle Mills
The purity of Northern Michigan.....
A Place I Call Home by Donna-Lynette Cohen
A place I call home is not the obvious. It will cause your imagination to start working as the story unfolds...
A Plea To My Daughter by Connie Gunn
This story is a Mother's plea to her daughter to get help for drug abuse. I will leave out names although this is a true story. May the parents that read this understand that there are many, many of you that deal with this situation and you are not alone. To the young adults that read thi..
A Portrait of Me #12: Louisiana, aged 33 1/2 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The mother of the Sandusky brood tells her story...
A Portrait of Me #14: Steffi, aged 17 (ALMOST!) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Another one of the Sandusky Contingent writes about herself. She is nearly 17, and she has had a very interesting life...
A Portrait of Me #15: Armand Pierre Moliere, aged 65 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana's father, Armand Pierre, writes about himself. He is a true, dyed-in-the-wool Cajun. The words in this story are intentionally mispelled, for this is the way Armand spells. His spelling, as you can see, is NOT good...
A Portrait of Me #16: Megan and Michelle Sandusky, aged 9 (Twins) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Twin sisters adopted from China share their story and talk about themselves and their interests. They were formerly known as Pu Li and May Lee Sandusky, but their names have been Americanized to Megan May Lee and Michelle Breanna Sandusky...
A Portrait of Me #17: Roberto Miguel Jose' Sormiento, aged 26 1/2 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Roberto's turn to contribute to this series. He is the wife of M'buti Ayala, and the proud father of three darling children: Jubaki Miguel (just turned 3) and nearly 6-month-old twins, Eshe and Kibarake...
A Portrait of Me #18: Sun-Hee Sandusky, aged 6 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
About one of the younger members of this special family, told in her own words...
A Portrait of Me #9: Bill Joseph, aged 36 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The father of a large brood writes of his life and the love for his family, which is mostly made up of adopted kids who have special needs...
A Prayer from Brian Lee by Alison Pickrell
Brian Lee's mother can no longer afford to keep him and is sending him back to stay with his father. He determines that he will sit on his doorstep and pray until he gets an answer...
A Reluctant Grandma by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
The turmoil when a girl raised from a strict Christian home gets pregnant..
A Reply From Jenna, Or: Dear Louisiana~ Jenna Aurora Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna in Anchorage, Alaska, writes her friend in Tennessee after Louisiana has emailed her...
A Sabbatical Experience / Hot Springs Vacation by Keith John Paul Horcasitas
A Sabbatical Experience after Hurricane Katrina, Hot Springs/Arkansas Vacation, Starting a new private business, Spirituality, Pursuing Hobbies, Writing, Recording Music..
A Sailing Lesson by Richard Barnes
A grandfather's effort to reach into the head of a fourteen year old boy's head has some interesting results...
A Salmon For The taking by Robert Harrison
I enjoy fishing, and so why not a fishy story...
A Scam for All Seasons by RB Roberts
As you recall, of all the events of 2012, I don’t think any quite overshadowed what has come to be known as the “Frankenstorm” a.k.a Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy. Although its destructive force wasn’t quite as great as Hurricane Katrina (2005), it nevertheless claimed its share of home wrecking. This ..
A Scary Lesson Taught by Richard Kallao
original another lesson taught..
A Shadow of Herself by Nancy Shattuck
Betty loses more than her sight; she doesn't know who to trust..
A short story to remember mom: The Black Slippers by Jacob Taylor
This conversation is in loving memory of my mom. Happy Mother's Day!..
A Single Summer Day by Elaine Carey
Oblivious to the emotional nuances, all I remember is the brilliant kaleidascope of distilled smells and sounds......
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Family Stories
1. Thirty Minutes of Lovin'
2. Doorway...
3. What makes the good old days the good old
4. A Guest invited to a Family Affair
5. The Stolen Car
6. An Update: Rachel And Kendall Smith, April
7. Quality Time
8. Missing My Daddy
9. He Said, She Said
10. The Plates
11. Mayday, Mayday, Mayday (excerpt)
12. A Story Simply Told
13. Life in a Blender
14. A Tomorow-Mother to Daughter-Adrienanne's
15. An Update: Cindi Louise Phelps, February 2
17. Louisiana's Thoughts And Musings: Summer W
19. Dutch's Duck
20. The Train Penny

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The ART of Grandparenting
by Valerie

From pot holes to hugs, The Art of Grandparenting confirms grandparent status is our golden sign that we have completed the “cycle of creation.” Filled with personal stor..  
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