Let’s Celebrate Togetherness While Flattening the Curve

Let’s Celebrate Togetherness While Flattening the Curve
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” –King Solomon This COVID-19 journey has become a long one. Did any of us have an idea it would go this far? I doubt it, and yet here we are. Some of us might be a little worse for wear, but my hope is that we're all striving to live life to the fullest capacity, even from behind closed doors. No doubt, this can be a challenge, but striving to enjoy life as it comes while waiting for the curve to flatten can be rewarding. It can also be a gift to be with the people who wait with you.

A new togetherness

In the United States, nearly a quarter of caregivers are between 45 and 64 years of age. Given the demographic, we can safely argue that many balance caregiving while also raising kids. As the world awaits the passing of a pandemic, additional folks have joined many caregivers at home; spouses are tucked away in home offices as school-aged children study nearby. We’ve been given an opportunity to slow down and be still, together. This is also a chance for a closer look into each other’s lives, to encourage and back one another in a way that’s new. We thought that we understood the effects that daily experiences have on our family members, but being mixed in together 24/7 is a different kind of cocktail. The kids suddenly grasp the depth of
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