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This Too Shall Pass

One of my mom's favorite sayings is "this too shall pass." It always gave me comfort while growing up, whether it was a failing grade or a breakup with a boyfriend; I knew that it was just a matter of time and all would be well again. In fact, one of my favorite stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom is titled "This Too Shall Pass. My mom said it to me when I was diagnosed with breast cancer the first time in 1996 and again in 2018 -- 22 years later. Those words gave me hope for the future. Last week we had a brush with Tropical Storm Elsa; we were supposed to get a direct hit, but she stayed 50 miles offshore. We were spared the brunt of Elsa's wrath. Thank goodness because we're still cleaning up after Tropical Storm Eta. She destroyed the seawall that had to be reb