Thursday, June 8, 2017

Still a Family

Submitted by Mr. Eric!
Sometimes it is easy to forget to be thankful for all the little things in life. The fact that we can find food whenever we want, or that we have a roof over our heads is something that many people, including myself, often forget to be thankful for. It is easy to get caught up in the concerns of the day and stopping to be grateful for something that may seem simple, like the fact I can see my daughter whenever I want, may not occur to me all the time. Still a Family written by Brenda Reeves Sturgis, and illustrated by Jo-Shin Lee, is a story of a young girl who lives in a homeless shelter with her mom. Since their shelter doesn’t allow men, her dad has to stay in a different shelter. Even though they don’t get to spend every day together they are still a family. Even though her dad isn’t there to tuck her in at night, he is, and will always be her dad. Even when they have to make a lean-to and sleep on the streets together, they are still a family. I double-dog dare you to not shed a tear while reading this sweet story.  Even though it is sad, it helps to remind us how fortunate we all are and to take a moment to reflect on that fact. See this book listed in our catalog

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