As I sit in our dining room while my darling son is logged into his remote first-grade, I hear his teacher introduce the day’s word. It starts with “s,” and she asks the class to identify other words that begin with that sound/letter.
My brain immediately leaps to the word secure.
We live in an incredibly safe place.
We are employed during this horrifying pandemic.
We are healthy and have each other.
But most importantly, I chose “secure” because my children appear to be emotionally secure despite the world’s turmoil going on around them.
Both have handled their schools’ changes beautifully with age-appropriate reactions.
When the world flipped upside down in March, my husband and I knew that our first priority–other than making sure basic needs were covered–was our children’s’ emotional well-being.
I recognize that privilege and am thankful for it.