“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” –King Solomon
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