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Conquering Fear

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Scott was barely 1-years-old. There was no other human being in hearing distance of me. As I thought about that, the fear descended until I sat on her couch, clutching Scott, and staring at the floor, afraid to look up and see a danger from which I could not escape and from which no one could save me.
Terrified. Frozen. Until I heard her car pull up and I was able to snap my way out of it.

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Strength Through the Struggle and Ordeal

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When you think of a butterfly, you think of a delicate insect with beautiful wings that are easily damaged. However, when a butterfly emerges from its cocoon, it struggles until it breaks through the chrysalis, forming a hole and squeezing its body through. Through that immense effort, working through the cocoon develops fortitude and strengthens its wings. Pushing through the hole squeezes the fluid from its body into its wings slimming down the body and inflating the wings. The butterfly is meant to struggle; it needs the struggle to forge it into a complete and functioning butterfly.

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