My trio is off to the last Friday of the school year. As we circled up for our family prayer before they left with Dad, I was reminded of how odd the last 15 months have been. From last years abrupt and chaotic end of school year, an elongated summer break, and home schooling. To Fighting over Masks with the School and my children, social distancing with their peers, and general strangeness that accompanied this year. I just really looked at the three of them and thought, well we made it.
I honestly didn't know if we would this year. So many factors went into determining if I would home school, vs send them, how do we tackle the conflict of rules with our personal stance. What is the best choice for all of us?????
There is no way I am alone in these thoughts, we, all of us, collectively battled for our kids over the turbulence of the last 15 months. I can't even begin to count the house mom's have spent awake at night wondering if they are doing this "right".
Well, we were, all of us who showed up, stood up, and spoke up on behalf of our kids, to the teacher, principal, social media, friends, and to them. We did it right for us and for our kids. They will be touched by this, no doubt the psychological ramifications of "covid" will far out live the physical ones. But Hopefully they will see us, in retrospect, as their voices, guides, and safe place.
Lord knows I tried to be those things for our kids, to provide them with as much normalcy as I could. To keep on keeping on when it was a struggle, to not give in to the fear.
SO today as they finish a full year of masking at school, social distancing with friends on the playground, and a whole bunch of things I can't go into here. I am amazed at their resilience, stamina, and adaptability. So cheers kiddos, we made it!
This has nothing at all to do with Earrings, but I really felt called to share these thoughts this morning. I work from home to support being at home. To be able to drop what I am doing on a moments notice to stay home with a "quarantined" kid, or teach when schools close. To be present constantly in those little lives for the short time we have them. Thank you to all of you who support small business's everywhere so mommas and daddies can be present. We love and need you !
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