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Thursday, March 26, 2015

I Finally Watched the Finale: Lessons Learned from Parenthood.

That you cannot always judge a show by it's name. Why would I like a show called Parenthood when I'm not even a parent? Oh, that's right...because it is the greatest show that has ever existed. 

That there is nothing more important that family. And that family doesn't always look like you think it will.


That you never forget your first love.


That when you leave behind a legacy, you're never truly gone.

That marriages are worth fighting for. And that marriage is about forgiveness. 


That aging doesn't mean you're no longer young.


That there's nothing in life a little dance party can't solve.


That there's absolutely nothing in life that is perfect, and that's what makes it beautiful. 

And most importantly, That Friday Night Lights will never truly be over. 


May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.


Have you watched Parenthood?

23 comments:

  1. I started season 1 last year and really liked it, but I didn't end up ever really getting into season 2, I'm sure one day I'll eventually finish up the series though- love this roundup of lessons!

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  2. Oh my gosh- SO MANY TEARS watching the finale!!! It was amazing. Everything about that show is perfect.

    Also...Texas Forever.

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  3. Annnnnd here come the tears again just THINKING about the finale!!!!

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  4. i've never watched it but after reading this I need to!

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  5. I already miss this show SO MUCH.

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  6. Parenthood is my favorite ever....

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  7. I love this show! Seriously, can't judge it by its name...

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  8. I need to put this on my to-watch list. I didn't watch it when it was live because I love the movie and thought it wouldn't be as good but I keep hearing so many good things, I don't think I can avoid it anymore.

    FNL forever!!!

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  9. Love Parenthood! Hello, cry fest every single Thursday. So sad it's over!

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  10. I love this show. I have learned so many things from this show. I am so sad it's over :(

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  11. This was seriously the best show that ever existed and I bawled my eyes out watching the series finale. I'm so sad that's it's over.

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  12. ahhh i just watched it this weekend and it was SO good. i thought they did a good job wrapping it all together but so many tears and so sad it's over.

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  13. omg chelseeaaaa. can we have a writing night and watch parenthood together? i'm on season 2 episode 19 i think (netflix is keeping track for me). a friend recommended this show and i can't stop loving it! i love how real it feels and i love the cast. it reminds me a little of gilmore girls and six feet under, two of my favorite shows. i think it reminds me of those shows not just bc of mutual cast members, but bc the show just feels like real life. the characters feel like my family or my friends families. it's wonderful!

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  14. So I need to start up watching Parenthood again. I watched the first season, but then didn't keep up with it. I really need to go back and rewatch all the seasons!

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  15. i've only watched one episode of parenthood.. and it was a random one that it was hard to get into. i think you really have to start from the beginning right? i just finished gilmore girls and loved that show.. that i was wondering if we should start parenthood :) a lot of people seem to love it

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  16. I ADORE Parenthood!!! I watched the last season faithfully and have yet to catch up on the others, but it was such a tearjerker when it was finally over. I love these lessons and definitely think you hit the nail on the head with all of them!
    ~ Samantha

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  17. I ugly-cried throughout the entire finale... and maybe the entire series. I miss this so, so much. Thanks for helping me relive some of my favorite moments!

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  18. I absolutely love Parenthood! I cried EVERY SINGLE episode of the ENTIRE series! And I love the theme song!

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  19. I kid you not, I literally just sucked up my stubborness and watched the finale a few hours ago - I cried so much - which I've come to learn happens when you watch a Jason Katims show lol but I really love these people, I want the best for them in life, the lessons they've learned I feel I can relate to because they're human. And when I saw Jason Street at the end, I cried such happy tears. This show will be missed, truly :)

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  20. My husband and I started watching Parenthood by chance during season one (in real time). It reeled us in right away, and we continued watching it to the end. I was SO SAD when I learned that the show was being canceled and balled and balled after watching the finale. We truly became attached to the characters over the years. There is a tiny little void in my heart now that the Bravermans used to occupy. I miss them as if they were real people in my life :(

    I'll never understand why it was cancelled. So many people seemed to love it.

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  21. Ah yes I bawled my way through that finale. So so so so so good. There are no other TV shows like this anymore.

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  22. OK, I need to watch this show. I love the lessons learned. Oh there are some things that I never will even admit and when I recognize them in a show or book I just can't get enough!!! Thank you, b/c we are out of shows at the moment. Hopefully I can find these somewhere!

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