Goshen News, Goshen, IN

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August 25, 2013

WHOLE FAMILY: Letting go can be exciting and excruciating

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GOSHEN — What I have to believe is that we will figure it out as we go along just like we always have. I very much look forward to the time when we will share a laugh and that thing that passes between adults who love each other. I just do not know how to get from here to there. I know I have my own very busy life and once my classes start I will be busier than ever. I have three other beautiful children that inhabit the same regions of my heart and will have endless activities to attend. But for today, my heart is aching with joy and sorrow all at once. Both my child and I have started down a new path in our lives. It is one that will be filled with discovery and new joys. Undoubtedly, it will hold its share of sorrow also. I have surely given him faithfully the best of myself and now it is time to trust that; to trust him.

All is as it should be, but that doesn’t make it any easier.

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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