Distance learning (and loving)

By Stacy LaMorte

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, school closures and now even church closures, we are entering unprecedented territory for our families.  Since these announcements started several Fridays ago with my own school closure as well as the closures of my children’s schools, I can’t help but look on the bright side.

We have been getting outdoors more together and seeing other families doing the same. While I know the balance of helping our children continue their online learning, getting our work done from home and keeping some semblance of routine in our lives is going to take time, I love the fact that we are taking time:  Taking time to get outside in the fresh air, meeting neighbors (from a six-foot distance, of course!) who are also out walking, and playing games with our families.

We have also been tending to lists of things we having been meaning to do but haven’t made the time to do since weekends are now not so jammed with activities.

Of course, I am not happy that this virus is plaguing our world; all I am saying is that we can’t change this fact, so we may as well make the best of it by taking time to get the rest exercise, and tasks done around our houses that have been needing tending to.

Lord, help us to use this time to honor you!

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