When it comes to blogging, I find that it’s not exactly easy to come up with blog titles or the words that are meant to follow. In total transparency, I tend to rely on song titles. They’re pretty great and say everything that I clearly would have said if I’d thought of it first. Also, this title totally makes me chuckle. Our families are all up in our business these days and yet if you’re not my family, please, for the love of all that’s holy, don’t come anywhere close to me. 10-20 feet max.
Which leads me to the obvious. These days we really are all in the same boat. Some days I’m in complete awe of how well things are going. Virtual learning being a thing that my 8 year old is doing and doing fairly well at is remarkable. So I take moments on those days to just stand back and be grateful that my kid is succeeding in such a crummy situation. Then there are other days where I just want to pack up the car, grab the family, the dogs and hit the road to some sandy, sunny, beachy location. Because oh my god how much more of this “shelter in place” can we all take?
But here’s the thing…we are resilient. We’ve all been through some crap and good lord this is something alright. But again, we’re strong. And we are with those we care about more than anything on this planet. Our babies. Our moms, our dads. Our husbands, our wives. Our puppies, our kittens. And in the thick of the madness, the stress, the complete and utter chaos, we have these people and these pets that are our worlds. We keep them close. In times like these, we keep them closer. Because when there’s nothing but bad news splashing across your television screen, you see how much good is happening around you. You see that smile your little girl beams as she learns to ride her two wheel bike for the very first time. You see the confidence of your almost 16 year old son as he learns to drive a car. You see neighbors looking out for each other. You see a nation rally behind the entire medical industry. And that my friends is when the scaries stop and you realize that while this pandemic is horribly awful, we’ve all got so much wonder all around us.
So, as we now end every message to each other. Stay safe.