Friday, November 15, 2013


Recently my husband had to make a genogram for a class he's taking. It's a detailed description of family connections including medical history. Sort of a family tree on steroids. He asked his professor if he could include my genogram as well.

The whole time he was drawing and tagging it, I kept thinking, "I am fine with this", but if I focused on it too much or he asked me for additional information my head would begin to ache and spin a little. 

I've been through this once before. I saw a therapist once who was more interested in my story than in me as a person. I recognize the value in looking at family history and patterns to help me understand and heal now, but I am so much more than my story.

So this was the first "tree" that popped into my head this morning, but I'd rather remember the circle of trees that was my special retreat as a child, because I think that's where I met Jesus.

linking up with Five Minute Friday


  1. Wow, I think that would make my head spin too! So glad you linked up today <3 And that circle of trees is beautiful. Have a blessed Friday!


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