Today was bumpy. It had twists and turns. I anticipated a smooth day with an agenda to figure things out at home. The twists and turns happened because each daughter has to accept changes to their lives that were made for them and they can't control. Softball season has been put on hold. Living independently and experiencing college as one should has been put on hold longer than anticipated. Anticipating a day full of connecting with second graders and getting ready for our time apart was put on hold. Twists and turns brought sadness, tears, hugs, naming emotions and sitting with them. I saw a hashtag today that made me smile and think there are things we can control. #notcancelled - I think that will be my focus tomorrow. There are things we can control and embrace that are good for us. Be strong friends in these times of uncertainty.
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for fostering this writing community and offering this challenge.