While I was walking my quiet neighborhood streets, a daughter was having a virtual tea party, on fine china, with her mother and her preschool boys. Real tea, real talk, real love, I suspect were part of that interaction that merged spaces and Facetime. I'm grateful for technology.
While I was picking up sticks in the yard, a neighbor sat on her stoop while her daughter sat 10 feet away. They laughed, talked, laughed and talked some more as the sun basked them in a reminder of the promise of family and love to conquer all. I appreciate the image that love empowers problem solving,
While I reflected, I remembered those who had recently lost Mothers, children, or others without even the comfort of family and friends. I remembered the pain of want and loss this holiday brings for all those wanted motherhood and all those mourning, forever, the loss of children and mothers. Social media helps some and reaching out, virtually, helps others. I am sure this year's "quarantine" and social isolation has added to the underlying stress and anxiety.
While I am trying to keep me, my friends, and my loved ones safe, I pray WE will be remembering and supporting and comforting and empowering and celebrating WITH others next year!