Happy May and Happy Spring! It seems like it has been a very long time since we were all together at school!
The teachers and I would like to thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts for making Teacher Appreciation Week so wonderful! We felt extra loved and spoiled last week! Thanks to all of you for the Amazon and Restaurant Gift Cards!
I was looking back at my calendar and realized that 2 years ago this week was the "official" groundbreaking ceremony for our school! I can't believe all that has happened since then!
Although this "school interruption" time has been filled with stress and many challenges, I would like to focus on what have been the silver linings in my life, and I hope that you might see some similar silver linings in yours.
The biggest of all silver linings has been that Mr. Peters has been home since the school closure! As your children know due to our "Where in the World is Mr. Peters" map, he traveled about 15 weeks between the start of school last August and March 13. It has been a huge blessing to have him home!
Another silver lining is that we have been cooking dinner at home together instead of eating out! We have found a joy in cooking and grilling while at home!
We have spent hours on Zoom calls with our siblings and parents and are enjoying this extra time to be together. I don't know why we didn't do this before now!
We have found enjoyment in daily tasks! We are working on finishing our basement, although slowly, and are really enjoying working in the yard. We love to walk around it each day and look at what is in bloom! We have not had time to do that the past couple of springs!
Although we miss going to the gym, we do try and get out and take long walks several days a week. This has allowed us to connect with our neighbors more than in the past.
And of course, we have had a lot more time for prayer! Even though we cannot go to Mass right now, we are making sure that our faith is still at the center of all we do!
These are just a few of the blessings that God has given us over these past weeks and although it has been hard, we are grateful for this time. I hope you are finding similar blessings in your lives!