BY CLARE HOWLETT
There is a place in our home where the secrets of life unfold on a daily basis. Joys are shared, patience is learned, tears are shed, kindness is applauded, sorrow experienced, my mental health challenged, discipline taught, love encouraged and gratitude expressed for all we have.
The meal is only the excuse that brings us to the family table. It is the encounter with one another that matters.
My husband and I grew up in homes where the evening meal was a family affair. So I guess we took it for granted that we would continue this with out own family.
Most of my "lessons of life" were formed there. No topic was off limits and our Catholic family views on all issues were explained and dissected.
Our opinions were considered, even if more often than not rejected.
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