I think spring feels extra welcoming this year. I know we certainly need the warmth and color.
That is one good thing about this world… There are always sure to be more springs.
The number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise here in Utah. Just like everywhere else, we have a lot of closures and restrictions. I feel for those whose jobs are affected. We homeschool and my husband is retired so our day-to-day life feels pretty normal. Until, of course, we shop for groceries or think about our travel plans that are now on hold indefinitely, and Sunday rolls around with no church. We brought our youngest daughter home from her university yesterday. She will finish her semester here, and who knows about spring semester, but I’m guessing she will at least start it here at home.
“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?” “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine.”
~Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
This was my last week of holding craft days. I felt okay offering it this week since each group is small, and it seemed a way I could help the parents and children here adjust to their first week of school-at-home. Teachers here are directing daily online learning or sending home huge packets of worksheets. I know it’s been a bit of a challenge for parents who are used to sending their kids to school for the better part of each day, but I hope that this time together strengthens many families.
I was already struggling with how to help my husband fill his time now that he’s retired, and now I’m struggling a bit because I am not a natural homebody. I think as long as I can get out into nature often, I’ll keep my sanity. I heard an idea to create a bucket list for this time and I’m going to make one up this weekend with my family. It helps to remember that we are all in this together, apart, LOL. May we each discover hidden blessings.