COVID-19 – I don’t hate you.
As we walked around the neighborhood last night I couldn’t help but smile as a rush of peace came over me.
These last 6 weeks have been grueling, but as families we have accomplished so much. I love smelling a family grilling and hear their laughter from their back porch.
I have watched as the kid down the street perfected the perfect jump shot, finally hearing the “swish”.
To the little girl who mastered riding her bike without training wheels, you go girl!
As we move toward “normal” life again please don’t forget about these last 6 weeks.
Fathers who have been present for every family meal because there is no “I have to work late” remember how rich your family dinner conversations were.
Moms, I hope you were able to tackle something big you’ve been trying such as potty training.
Working moms, stay at home moms it doesn’t matter; we can all agree Corona was a completely different kind of “mom job”.
Teachers, my heart goes out to you. I can’t imagine not being able to say goodbye to students. You all are amazing and every parent should give you everything on your Amazon wish list and more. Markers, you get 50 packs. Glue, I can buy 100. Wine, how many bottles? 2,3, I can buy a case.
Doctors, nurses, and First Responders, we have kept America running safely and healthy for several months, and we didn’t get to self-isolate. I applaud my fellow colleagues, but we don’t need the praise. This IS why we entered into the health care field.
Kids, how did the hours playing outside without social media feel? Anxious, I bet not. Remember the masterpiece you created with chalk or the fort you built in the woods. It’s always there 24/7, you just have to go outside.
Families that started a fitness journey walking, running, or hiking, don’t stop. Let us see your progress in 6 months.
Home chefs keep it up. You can master the “at-home” hibachi and I can’t wait to see what you whip up next.
Crafters, we’ve realized it takes us way less time to complete a project when our kids are at school, but that’s okay.
If you suffered financially, had to cancel a large wedding or event, or if you were directly affected from COVID-19, from the bottom of my heart I am truly sorry. I cannot imagine the hurt and pain you must feel. Please don’t be upset when I say this: I found Corona not to be all that bad.
Remember to always wash your hands.