What is it about families? We can have the biggest, most heart wrenching issues in our lives, yet we refuse to acknowledge it little loan discuss or address it. Instead, we walk around it, ignore and talk about everything but it.
In fact 'it' sits there like a big fat elephant in the middle of the room and instead of pulling together to get this big stinking mess out of our lives, we will pretend it's not there, walk around it or even hang pictures on it to assimilate it into the decor.
The weather becomes a fascinating subject. We will clean house within an inch of it's wooden life, become suddenly fascinated with study or throw ourselves into emotionally safe areas of our life but DON'T dare discuss what is creating cracks under our feet crumbling the foundation of what is most precious to us.
Heck!! That elephant isn't going to go away until we acknowledge it to begin with and then work together as a family and lead that stinking thing out of our lives and the clean up the crap that it left behind.