Behind the Dark Cloud

Behind the dark cloud the sun is always there and the clouds are wrapped in cotton candy to hold your tears and fears.

Lower Lake, California

Good Morning,

This is to my children and all of us that suffer silently and loudly. I just want you to know that I’m thinking of you as you go through your day no matter how difficult it might be, and let you know I’m sending you love and blessings.

❤️ Cindy

When you are in pain, I too am in pain. I wish I could take whatever you are going through away and make it right. It was easy in your younger days with skinned knees where bactine, a band-aid and hug was all that was needed to send you happily on your way.

Life can’t always prepare you for hard knocks and unexpected tragedies that are out of our control, that bring you to your knees in gut wrenching pain and sadness. I guess I didn’t tell you that part, cuz I wanted to spare you. Some things are just not fair, and it’s not your fault and beleive you me, if I could fix it, I would.

I will be here to listen and to hold your hand and your tears while you go through whatever it is in life, while you find your way. Make sure you hold yourself gently and lovingly, wrapped in cotton candy through the dark hours, while I call in the bees to make honey combs and sweet nectar.

It’s not your fault, remember that, and try not to get so far ahead of yourself, that you are robbed of sleep and forget to enjoy the moments that are good. Stay present and when you are in pain, breath in light and breathe out fear. Angels always beat the devil at the end of the day, so invite as many earth angels and ethereal ones as you can in, to help you ease the pain.

Try not to project too much into the future as your navigate the present, while researching your next steps. This is all easier said than done I know, but the only way out, is through. You can’t side step or skirt the issues so put your big girl/boy pants on, while you stay proactive, examaining your options and don’t let it dominate your day; or find someone to play dominos with.

Build sand castles and sugar blocks like you always have, and when they fall, pick them back up and build your foundation with your footprints in the sand. The sun is just behind the dark cloud, technology is aways improving and prayer never fails. So keep the good book in your pocket and don’t forget to sing a song. A penny in your pocket and and a feather in your cap, reminds you that you are rich beyond measure and have wings to help you fly.

And baby never forget you are strong and resilient but wear a helmet and shin guards when you need them, because life’s gonna give you some hard knocks. It only gives you as much as you can handle, as the saying goes, and you only know that once you’re through it. But have Kleenex and duct tape in your pocket handy, for your tears and to hold you together, while you heal.

And remember to look to the light that is always behind the dark cloud. Don’t forget, you will get kicked to the curb and it’s gonna hurt, but get back in the ring until you win the good fight. Sorry I didn’t tell you all of this; I guess I wanted to spare you, but you know, I’d do it all the same way again. Because one thing I know, is that love heals all, and I know that, because I’m your mama and no one loves you more, except maybe your papa.

Have a lovely day with cotton candy, sugar cubes, duck tape, feathers, a penny in your pocket with angels leading your way. Turn it over to God or whatever higher power you believe in.

I love you,



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157 thoughts on “Behind the Dark Cloud

  1. Cindy, this is a splendid and touching offering.
    “When you are in pain, I too am in pain.”
    “And remember to look to the light that is always behind the dark cloud.”
    I said it before I will say again: You spread love, beauty, and kindness.
    Thank you!

    1. Oh Gabriella, Thank you so much for always blessing my morning with your kind hearted words that touch me deeply. You are most welcome and thanks for reading and sharing your appreciation!! ❤️❤️❤️ Cindy

    2. Dear Cindy,

      I concur with Gabriella. What lovely and special messages containing good advice and soothing reassurance for your children! These messages will stand them in good stead.

      HaHaHa! It seems that we both publish a post on this special day of 11-11-2020. I would like to thank you for leaving a comment at my newest post at

      Behind the dark cloud the sun is always there and the clouds are wrapped in cotton candy to hold your tears and fears.

      To your quote or statement I shall add the second line of the Chinese poem, which also mentions the sun as follows:

      昏 日 辨 誠 臣

      As mentioned in my said post, it literally means: “Evening sun recognizes honest statesmen”. This is an idiom sorely needed to be heeded by the POTUS.

      Happy November to you and Gabriella!

      1. Hi SoundEagle,
        Thank you for your visit and kind comment. It was good to see you writing and sharing with everyone today.
        Thank you for v isiting.
        How about our post today on such an important day!
        Nice to know the interpretation of my lines ih Chinese. Stay well and Blessed! ❤️ Cindy

      2. You are very welcome, Cindy. I hope to find time to respond to your comment with a very bespoke reply as soon as I can at

        Meanwhile, I am preparing two other posts to publish on my blog one after another in the next two or three days. These two posts will be much longer and more substantial, and they are definitely going to be very interesting food for thought. Please stay tuned and put on your thinking hat soon!

      3. No worries at all! Your visit was lovely and sufficient. I am glad to see you posting again.
        Stay well and I’ll look forward to it.
        Blessings, ❤️ Cindy

  2. Thanks for sharing this letter, Cindy. When we lost our son last year, God helped us through the pain and suffering which such a loss brings and He has carrying us in the palm of His hand since. Blessings.

    1. Oh my dearest, you are so welcome and I am so sad and sorry for the loss of your son. I know he is always with you and his memory lives on. What a great gift from God, to be carried in the palm of your hand. Sending you peace and more love today ❤️🤗 . Thank you for sharing your heart. xoxoxxoo I am holding you too!❤️❤️❤️ Cindy

      1. Thank you, Cindy 🙂 Yes, he’s always with us because we carry him in our hearts as well as in our memories. A mighty fortress is God who promised that one day there will be no more sorrow, tears, etc. Until then, He will sustain and carry us through each day. Blessings to you and yours 🙂

      2. Oh that is such a great connection to his divine goodness. The tears are a connection with him too and the joy is in the blessing that you have always for each other that hold weave you together. ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Thanks Cindy, I love this. In fact, I needed to hear these words right now, especially: ‘Stay present and when you are in pain, breath in light and breathe out fear.’
    I hope your daughter is ok. These words resonate with me because I am literally in pain, I have migraine from my PMDD and it is affecting me emotionally too. It is hard to even look at a screen except to watch nostalgic movies 😊 but I’m pleased I looked for long enough to read this ❤️

    1. Oh Ingrid, I’m so sorry to hear this and yet glad it was helpful to hear during this crumby time that you have to go through. I’m glad you enjoyed it.. It truly was percipitated by so any things I am witness to everyday and wish I could help and yes my kids, godkids, grandkids.. ( my dog is on his last legs). I am going to hold you in my heart today and I’m sending you some reiki healing as we speak. There is a headache blend you can order and try from Elizabeth Van Buren (essential oils). It’s the Only one I use as so many have junk in them. They also have some oils that might help your PMDD. You can ask. Big Hugs and ❤️❤️❤️❤️ xo

  4. What a beautiful post to read. ❤️❤️❤️ It sure did ease my pain when I read this. Thanks for this post Cindy and i send you the cotton candy and the sugar cubes. 🍖🧁

  5. So profoundly penned Cindy❤️❤️ I am sure while reading this your children would have tears rolling down their eyes, not tears of pain but love, care, hope and optimism that no matter what life brings to them, they have a strong pillar of strength, their mother, to recline on. 😊🤗💖 They would remember your powerful words always. Thanks so much for sharing your letter with us all, I sure will also remember your cotton candy and sugar cubes . ❤️❤️😍🌞☀️🤗

    1. Why thank you so much Samreen! Your words are so touching. I do hope they will read but I have already received comments from my “suragote” children that have shared their appreciation and shed some tears. Their courage inspires me. You are so kind to share your kind thoughts about me that touches my heart deeply. Thanis you soooo much and I’m glad you will remember the cotton candy and sugar cubes. Here’s to your sweetness and love! ❤️❤️❤️ Cindy

      1. All my pleasure dear Cindy❤️❤️❤️ Your beautiful piece is indeed very much touching, while reading I so felt like those are my mother’s words, anybody can so well relate to your lovely letter to your children. ❤️
        I do will, surely😍 🤗🤗❤️❤️ Have a good day Cindy 🌼🌷🌺🌹❤️

      2. oh so kind Samreen! Hoiw nice you could feel your mothers words. She must be quite special as you are to here. Yes, indeed, I hope so!!! Big hugs! Thanks so much! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

  6. Dearest Cindy, this is so profound thst I’ve no words to describe…every single line resonates with divine…with the deeper knowledge…the inner intelligence…such knowledge can’t be learned from the books…it requires years of burning to finally shine like a star…I’m deeply touched…there’s so much wisdom in your “voice”….”Angels always beat the devil at the end of the day”…this is quite true…please do read how my angel saved me in that intense dream….
    Much love ❤️

    1. Good to see you here Navin as always with your kind hearted words that can only be known from living life from the inside out. I’m truly blessed to know it resonated so strongly and like you say stars like angels shine brightly and beat the “devil” at the end of the day. Oh, I can’t wait to read that Navin. Blessings to you and so much love today and all days of course. And Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️ Cindy

      1. Yeah, your words resonated strongly, that I took me to the deeper “locations”….Btw, I did send you link of my old poem “white angel”….if the link isn’t working, click on & search “white angel”….you can read it anytime….much love & blessings to you as well….you’re a beautiful soul ❤️✨

      2. Hope you got this.. I loved the poem and hope/thought I responded but still can’t seem to follow.. How the day has gotten away and still more work to go but I’m not forgetting about it. ❤️❤️❤️ Cindy

      3. I did get this….thank you very much for your beautiful words….I really appreciate that you’re putting your effort….thank you kindly….check my previous message to double check about the notifications….I hope it would help….do let me know…much love ❤️

      4. oh good!!! You’re so welcome.. I’m trying but was swamped today, I think I did see that and I trust we will get it all figured out.. fingers crossed. ❤️

    2. Hi Again, I’m sure I follow but I couldn’t like your poem when I visited just now. I did leave a message.. I will go there again now and check to make sure I follow you but I’m sure I do. You follow me right? oh the W.P. maze. lol!🤣

      1. Hi Cindy, the WP maze….I’ve noticed that I can’t click on like sometimes….some readers told me they can’t comment on my poems….I don’t know why & I’m sure if I ask WP….they’ll say everything is working perfect…Yes Ma’m, you do follow my blog & I follow yours 😊

      1. I’m quite sure, you follow my blog…I’ll check later on my laptop & reply….but you must know you’ll get notification when I publish a new post….I get it right away when you publish….how can I activate my reader? I don’t understand….as I already receive notification from you 😉

      2. I don’t get notifications in email cuz i shut that off because it’s overinudation then .. ugh.. but I don’t see any of your stuff ever in my reader. god, Idk but i’ll look what I get back from my first client lated.. xo

      3. Hmm…try to click on my name if you’re using the WP app….then click on those 3 dots….it should show you if you’re following my blog….if you are, then it should show “turn notifications on”….if they are already, “turn notification off” would be the option….try to unfollow & then re-follow me….it would give you the option to enable notification….let me know if it works, Cindy ❤️

      4. Hey Navin,
        Sounds like you got some help today from the powers that be!!! Thanks for the help! Hopefully, I can get it squared away!!!! lmk if you notice that I have as well! 🙏🙏Thanks!!❤️ Cindy

      5. I’ve just checked my WP account on my laptop & you started following my blog on 9th Oct this year. So you’re following me & I’m following you 💖😊

      6. lol!!!! YAY!!! THANKS FOR CHECKING DEAR NAVIN! I have been so busy and just playing catch up as we speak. It’s fun fri-yay so had to get my post up and running and catch up with what you and our friends are up to as well. Have a Great night! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

      7. No worries, Cindy….I’ve just read your post….simply beautiful, filled with joy, love, festivity….have a great evening ❤️✨

  7. This is beautiful. It truly captures what it is like to feel the pain of your children. Also to know that pain is part of life, and we can’t protect those we love from pain. Very moving, but hopeful too 💕

    1. Through both joy and pain,
      we transcend grow and gain,
      The sky would nourish us with rain ,
      To feel the love and relive again ,
      Nothing would go in vain ,
      Higher levels of awareness to attain…

    2. I really appreciate your reading and sensitive insightful comments. I actually thought of the many I hear from dailly that I hold in my heart as brothers and sisters of the soul, who inspire me as well as my own kids. Thanksf so much!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Cindy

  8. Lovely post with beautiful combination of words. What words we have to describe your extreme thoughts penned down from your heart? Very motivational Cindy.
    Thanks for being the reason to make some difference in someone’s day or thoughts. I am one among ….👍🥰

    1. aww thanks so much Suma. I really am glad it resonated with you and I appreciate your kind read and lovely thoughts.Thank you. I am happy to hear that it made a difference in your day!!! You are most welcome!

    1. Dearest Friend Deb,
      Thank you for talking time to share your love, read and comment. It means a lot and I’m glad you enjoyed it.
      Love and hugs to you my cherished sister. ❤️🤗❤️ Cindy

  9. Oh Cindy, your beautiful words have me in tears. I feel them so deeply within my soul. For I too have felt the light behind the darkness. It always comes back. Everything is temporary. I love too the synchronicity that I feel here in your post because I posted an almost exact picture and similar sentiment today on my Instagram account. I will be sharing about this idea too on here shortly. What hope and inspiration you bring to our world with these words. So blessed to be connected to you dear Cindy❤

    1. Oh thanks Maria for your transparency! I’m catching your tears and light as you share them so opening and lovingly here with me. Well of course we are in sync as we always seem to be reflecting back at each other’s inspiration and blessings, that you so readily give to all as well. Thank you so much for your kindness always and I’m blessed to know you as well! I’ll look forward to your read!! ❤️❤️❤️Cindy

      1. Oh my YES, what an honor 🥰 Do you host through Zoom? I would absolutely love to do it🧘‍♀️❤ I never mind others sharing my words as long as credit is given😉 they are like my babies. I know you understand my lovely sister friend 🥰

  10. Angels leading the way for me makes my life so much easier. It is when I take over the lead that things are not as easy or nice. Thanks for the reminder. Lyn

    1. Oh thank you Eliza!!! That means a lot! I’m glad you liked it and shared your heart, glitter and light here and blessed my afternoon. Thank you and you’re welcome as well!
      ❤️✨🤗 Cindy

    1. Oh Angela, i am so touched you read this and took the tine to comment. I know it’s not easy to sign in! Thank you so much but I think you get the award for the best mom and Grandma ever!!! I means so much that you have shared this with me!!! ❤️❤️❤️ xo Cindy

  11. I read this before starting my day and this is one of the most beautiful and best thing I have ever read recently. It just made my day. And also, whenever I feel down I am going to read this! Your kids are really lucky to have someone like you. I know I am much younger than your kids, but I guess, you’ve become a family to me in wordpress! Thank you so much for making my day and I am sure this has made other’s day too! Lots and lots of love to you Cindy! ❤❤❤❤❤❤

    1. Oh K, I can’t tell you how much you have touched ny heart, truly. Thank you for sharing your words that touch me deeply. YES, we are family in our W.P. world and beyond. I’m so glad you find solace and meaning in my words. I really appreciate you sharing this with me. I do hope my kids feel the same as you do. I did hear from one but that’s what makes your words so special. Thanks so and so much love to you too K!!! ❤️❤️ ❤️ Cindy

  12. Cindy this was so heartfelt post. Brought back so many memories. I guess all our parents and those who love us would want to tell their children some day this life lesson. Thank you so much for being here Cindy. 😇😇

    1. Thanks so much Harsh! I’m glad you had some nostalgic moments and memories of your parents and grandmother no doubt as well. You are important to me and I’m glad to be here for you as you are for me. ❤️ Cindy😇

    1. Oh thanks Radhika!~. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and it had meaning for you!!! You are so welcome. It’s is my honor and pleasure to be part of our W.P. community for sure, and especially you! ❤️ Cindy

  13. Dear Cindy, such a beautiful letter to your children. You are a very special mother and your children are so lucky to have you in their lives .Love heals all wounds and knowing the unconditional love of a mother is so reassuring.
    I have a few grandchildren and have beeb blessed to have had a very close connection with them. One of the things I have always tried to instill in them is the fact that they will have many friends in their lifetime however their best and truest friend is their mother.. You certainly exemplified that in your letter to your children.
    Many blessings to you and yours 💕❤️Thank you for sharing that beautiful profound 🧐 post

    1. oh thank you so much Marlene. I really appreciate you very kind message here. That is very touching. They are very special and so many others that are like children to me as well who I hold sacred and watch their daily struggle in life and yes are resilient to face each day, no matter how difficult it is. You are a phenomanal grandmother and how blessed are they to have you in their lives! I’m so glad you enjoyed the letter and it is so dear you sent me such a kind note! ❤️❤️❤️ Yes, mother’s can be our best friend’s and I’m lucky to have that in mine. Have a beautiful day!!! ❤️ Cindy

  14. Cindy, so beautifully expressed! The letter to your children has universal meaning. I just found out that one of my children has gotten into yet another dilemma that I can’t solve. A listening ear and a bit of encouragement are the best I can do. I found your post very meaningful today. <3 All the best, Cindy!

    1. Thank you so much Cheyrl! You are so right and it’s soooo hard when we see them struggling or in a situation where there is nothing we can to do but exactly what you are saying. I’m glad you enjoyed my thoughts and I certainly appreciate you stopping in… Have a great Friday!!! ❤️ Cindy

  15. Cindy…I missed you for some hours.It was searching for your post, atlast I found a new one.
    It’s really beautiful, you are such a wonderful mom to children.

      1. yes. I was in a very toxic relationship when I made it. so that kind of distracted me. i highly enjoy it though! thanks for the follow 💓 I don’t have many yet 🙂

      2. Well, I’m glad you’re back and hopefully will create more positive experiences and relationships moving forward! You’re so welcome. Nurture it and it will build.. you’re welcome! ❤️

  16. This is so sweet Cindy, you have a very large heart and your face just glows with compassion and love. Keep it up my friend, it helps us all. What a truly kind post. Love ya, Joni

    1. Thanks so much Joni for visiting and you very kind comment. I am humbled by your words. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and shared your heart. Love and Hugs right back at you!
      ❤️ Cindy

  17. This was so mesmerizing, Cindy💫💫💫. I have faith that not only your children, but anyone who reads this will feel empowered and protected. Thanks for sharing this piece of light with us🌼

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