Posted On: Monday, September 21, 2020
For many it is a sign of relief, for others it is with a sense of uncertainty. But however you feel, September is here and school is back in session. So whether you are now home schooling, doing a hybrid model, or your kiddo is full time, we know your decision was not made lightly. This year is the year where we as parents have a voice and a choice. But despite this, only you know what you feel is best for your family. So as you read this, I ask you to be patient with yourself, your kids, your spouse and your surroundings. I ask you to embrace all the good and enjoy all the little things. The way I look at all of this is, how lucky I am to have stolen time with my kids that I would never have had. I had the opportunity to have a close up of my kid’s school program, baked with my teenager and taken long bike rides. I will often work in the early morning hours when the rest of the house is sleeping. It may not be ideal, and yes I sometimes wonder what it would be like to have an hour to myself. But even on my worst day, I remind myself of how lucky we are to have a roof over our heads and food on the table (even when no one thinks there is anything to eat in this house). Life is good! We will get through this challenging time.
If you are in a tough spot right now, the sun will rise again and tomorrow will be a new day with new possibilities.
You are perfect and amazing just the way you are!
Read our entire SMILE Mass September Newsletter 2020.