Family is Complicated

Anne B | Patient |

I grew up in central Illinois with cousins & aunts & uncles & siblings & grandparents at every turn. I learned early that family is

about love; it is about tolerance; and it is about kinship. During my darkest days, it is my family that buoyed me. My husband, my kids, my in-laws, my sisters, my mom, my dad, my aunts & cousins. They dropped what they were doing and came to my rescue. And they know that I would do the same for them.

Family is complicated. It is intense. And it is offers the world’s greatest joys and greatest hardships. For me, my little core family is at the center of everything. Nothing is more important.


  1. I was impressed with your part ‘my little core family is at the center of everything’.
    I agree – when our core is stable and peaceful, then we do not need to be distressed by what is going on outside.

    daisuke | | 4:35pm

  2. I am very happy to see how your famly is there for you. That is great. I belive it is one of the most important thing a family can do. You need all the support and good thoughts from our loved ones. It is a very hard diagnosis to face for everyone involved. My mom passes away on Oct 4th at the Mgh, she had lung cancer just found in August she had lung canver 22 years ago and was in remission all this time. But the differance this time it was a differant type plus she had other serious conditions. But she was going to fight she went through tratments and did the best she could. But in the end she choose not to fight anymore we were all very sad but that is her choive. I stayed at mgh the whole time with her. I will value that for the rest of my life. We very long conversations and I feel she was giving me life lessons. I love my mom so much and I miss her so much. Just take the strenght from yourself and your family and that’s all you need. God bless you and be well. Darlene Naso

    Darlene Naso | | 11:59pm

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