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Life is Full of Pleasures: Cyndi's Top 3

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Soaringly-Brave Souls Coming Into The Arena

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Children are miracles. My kids sway my heart in surprising ways and make it overflow with love by just looking at them. Admittedly, it was much easier to see the wonder in the smiling, cuddly, loving kids that didn't talk back. Nonetheless, there are times when I have to let a cloud of irritation or discontent dissipate before I can recognize my teens again. These days, the challenge of one kid applying to college and another in Sophomore year have tested the sway in my heart.

"Rollercoaster ride" is a perfect description for this stage of life. We started by buckling our seatbelts. Did a big uphill climb that seemed to have lasted a long time, but then flew off the mountaintop at a blurring speed. Big loops, bigger loops, and back to the end of the ride, only to have our growing kids push us off the ride and go on their own. I've read great articles about how to prepare for sending kids off to college, and while good advice is helpful, my heart still feels achy. At t…

Life is Full of Pleasures: Cyndi's Top 3

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Labor Day

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