It's been a while since I've written anything. I've just been so caught up with life these last four months, just like I'm sure you all have been as well. I count my blessings every day knowing that in these difficult and uncertain times there are so many people who have no income, no food, no sense of security. I have a home, I have food, I have my family. The mental and emotional toll is most likely all the same across the board.
Being a mother throughout this all has been a challenge all its own. My daughter is four years old and had her first year of school, Pre-K, cut short. I watched her in the first few months of school, grow into a confident and outgoing little girl. She's always been very shy, even with family, but school helped her break out of her shell. She was making friends and connections with other trusted adults. It made me so happy to see. When schools were first closed, I honestly thought it would be a couple of weeks at most. Do some deep cleaning, give everyone space for a bit and then we'd go back to normal. I never imagined that we would still be here four months later.
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