Standing Tall Through Divorce

Squid's Cup of Tea

Tree always wondered

if divorce was like war and

always had a lasting effect

on the people who went through it.”1

And thus ends Chapter 7 of Stand Tall by Joan Bauer, one of my favorite authors.  The book is about a boy named Tree, whose parents get a divorce right as his Vietnam veteran grandfather gets released from the hospital. I reread the book the same day I first read it because I had to write down some of the quotes that stuck out to me.

Since my parents got divorced when I was seven years old, that one in particular stuck out.

No one who hasn’t lived in a divorced home can fully understand how complicated life is in one. Everyone with experience in one has, at one point in time, stood in Tree’s shoes:

He wished life could be simple like a laser pen –

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

3 thoughts on “Standing Tall Through Divorce”

  1. Powerful. The Vietnam vet living with us went 3 tours in war, and then divorced 4 times back here. Now cancer is probably the last battle. Thanks for this, Lisa. It’s good. Sorry that you’ve been through the ringer, too. Prayers for ya, Sustah.

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