Homeschooling/Online schooling is in full swing. Coordinating three different grade levels as well as trying to entertain my youngest all the while trying to work has been a fun juggling act. I have enjoyed getting to spend some quality time with my children, but I will say that the changes in work life and home life have been a bit of a strain for everyone. I’ve been noticing how my children are acutely aware of what is going on, and while they are easily distracted, they are feeling some stress about the whole situation. My wife is a chiropractor in town and has been called upon to remain open so that she can assess and treat patients and alleviate some of the stress experienced by the urgent care and emergency room facilities, so her schedule hasn’t slowed down at all.
I’ve found that being present as a family more and being in a difficult time in our world has led to some fantastic opportunities to pray for others and to turn to the Scriptures for encouragement and reminders about who our God is as a family. We have been praying for our community and our church family nightly, and we all miss getting together with our people, but we know that God is with us and that we will soon be physically together again.