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Holding On While Letting Go

Holding on and letting go. Two completely different concepts, right? But right now I find myself trying to balance them both.

I have two boys, teenagers at this point. One is a freshman in college. The other is a senior in high school. I’m not sure how this all happened, I just know that old cliché “time flies” is a cliché for a reason. READ MORE

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