Fear…we are all feeling it these days. COVID-19 has us all wondering what will happen next and will it be okay. As adults, we can find ways to cope with our fears.
This evening, as we were finished saying prayers, I told the girls to head upstairs. Izzie started to move, but Sophia refused. I asked her what was wrong, that I needed her to talk to me about what was wrong because I can’t help if I don’t know what is wrong.
Her reply, “I’m nervous. I am going to miss school and tomorrow won’t be a regular day.”
My heart just aches. This is not what I want to hear from my daughter. While grateful she is voicing her fears, I am powerless to take them away. I can try and put a schedule in place, but it is not what she is used to each day. There will be no rushing in the morning, no sing along on the way to the bus, no seeing friends and teachers at school and daycare, no dance classes, no normalcy. Yes, we will create a new normal, but it might take awhile for her to adjust.
The hardest part is, I am scared too. I do not know what tomorrow will bring. I can do my best to control what I can, but things are changing so quickly. Nothing will be the same, yet we will do our best to make it right for our kids. We will hug and laugh and cry and argue, yet in the end, we will be okay. We are stronger together. We have faith and know that we will get through this together.