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“We come into the world as part of a family. Some of us come as precious gifts, others as trials to be borne. We spend our days struggling for freedom or hiding safely in the arms of those who nurtured us as children. Sometimes we swing between one and the other as regularly, as gracefully, as the pendulum of a clock.

 Family is the greatest test of a man, the price he pays for entrance to the world and the debt he owes when he leaves it. Of all the sorrows I have known, and all the joys, none equals the instant of awakening in a familiar bed, the sounds of those who know me most intimately awakening too.”

What are your thoughts about how family influenced or still influences your life?

 Cite: Whiskey Island by Emille Richards


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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