Saturday, October 6, 2012

31 Days - Day 6

31 Days of Breast Cancer Awareness, Support & Remembrance - Day 6

One of mine and Daddy Goose's very favorite show is NBC's Parenthood.


The show is based on the Braverman family - parents with four adult children, all who have children of their own ranging in age from 5 to 19.  Each week the show is able to capture our  emotions, joys and trials as parents.  We relate to so many of the characters on varying levels.  From the youngest, "Crosby" and his former carefree ways, now being newly married, to the way "Adam" and "Christina" respectfully treat one another as husband/wife and work to handle family life as a team, to "Zack" and "Camile" the patriarchs of the family who love nothing more than having the whole family together.  The show also further convinces me that I'd  like to have a big family.  (Convincing Daddy Goose that we should have four goslings, will however, be another story...but we will see what God has in store for us.)

The current story line revolves around "Christina" and her recent discovery of a lump in her breast that is cancer.  She and her husband, "Adam" are trying to navigate through the very scary beginning of the process, figuring out what options to take, how "Christina" will feel physically and what role she will be able to take with their infant daughter and son with Asperger syndrome, as well as just coming to terms with her diagnosis.

Could these episodes have come at a better time?  Here I am in the middle of my challenge and one of my favorite shows has a whole series on the subject!  (It couldn't have anything to do with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I assure you. LOL!)

While the Braverman's have dealt with more issues as a family in the last 3 years than most of us will in our entire lives - they have been able to show Americans the value of family.  That even in times of festivities and tribulations, you can count on your family.

Next week, "Christina" tells the rest of the family of her diagnosis.  I am sitting at the edge of my seat to see not whether, but rather how the Braverman family supports her in her journey.

If you need a good laugh, a good cry and a sense that you're not alone in your parenting adventure, Parenthood is the show for you!

Always ~ Momma Goose

Go to Day 7.

1 comment:

  1. This show always makes me cry! But it is a great one to watch.


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