2020 forced me to contemplate some of my worst fears, but in the process has made me realize what is most important. I am grateful for the health and safety of my friends and family. This past year has brought us closer and I don’t know where I would be without their love and support.
We have adapted and technology has come to our rescue more than ever. We have experienced Zoom graduations, virtual weddings, birthdays, happy hours and sleepovers. Hearing my children laugh with their friends on Facetime helped remind me they will be ok in the middle of a pandemic.
We will get through this and move on, but we will never forget and that will be the silver lining. It will remind us to cherish the simple things and hold the people we love closer. I look forward to the day when we can all relax a little and not be so fearful. I look forward to real hugs, family vacations, and picking up my children after a long day at school.