Restaurants are providing free meals for kids. The Food Service in our school district and other districts are making sure every student & younger siblings have access to lunch & breakfast through our closure. Churches are making sure schools are able to still provide weekend meals for their “snack pack” kids.
Churches are providing online Sunday services. Zoos, authors, therapists are hosting FB live events. Homeschool friends being helpful & humble as they post creative teaching ideas & links.
Teachers are working tirelessly to be there for students. My kids’ resource teacher created a private FB group to keep connected with us. The principal read the kids a book. Emails from our speech pathologists, convo with the social worker. Medication from the nurse. Separate details from the principal & the classroom teachers. My high schoolers getting kind and encouraging emails from their teachers.
Politicians at state and national level who essentially have nothing in common—until it comes to keeping us all as safe as possible and doing what they can to lessen the catastrophe.
I was two months pregnant with Connor on 9/11, and watched the reshaping of our nation throughout my pregnancy. Now a senior, the landscape of Connor’s exiting childhood is as dramatic a change as his entry into it was. After high school? He swears in and joins the Navy; Special Ops. Never has life felt as full circle as looking at my life via his childhood.
Through it all, even in the midst of the storm, what I’m seeing is God’s GOODNESS. And I am beyond thankful.