Updated: Jun 9, 2020
Tomorrow begins our new reality for the immediate future. I am feeling a little discombobulated so I am certain our kids are feeling the same. I was thinking about tomorrow and what it holds for each of us. For the parents and caregivers, you got this! You have a history of doing hard things and this is nothing compared to mountains you have crossed. Please take this time to enjoy being together. It’s easy to get caught up in the stress of all of it and miss the joy of family time. Have fun! Have pillow fights and make cookies and play games. Break up the monotony with memory-making. It might be fun to start with the pledge since our kids mark the beginning of school with that daily. Maybe it will put their minds into school mode. Please don’t stress. We are available to you. Our staff is ready and eager to stay engaged with your family. Tomorrow for fun, how about writing letters or cards or drawing pictures for our local nursing homes. Then take a picture of what your child has done and post it here or send it to me in a message. I will get them to the nursing home where they cannot receive visitors. Feel free to include a picture of your child with it or not. I just know these sweet folks are eager to see friendly faces!
Bridge staff, I am so proud of the work you have done in prepping for this! You got this! Enjoy engaging with families and we are available if you have questions. I said it the other day. This is our first pandemic. We will all show each other grace while we walk through this process and work out the kinks. Finally, to our whole Bridge family, I love each one of you fiercely. Let’s make a commitment to reach out to each other when we are afraid or tempted to live in fear. We are Tbogstrong and there is no reason for any of you to feel you are in this alone. Tomorrow I’d love to read about how your days went on our Facebook page. Pictures are awesome too! It doesn’t matter if it went well or was rocky. God promises that “our hope in Him is an anchor for our soul, firm and secure.” (Hebrews 6:18). Hold onto hope. Hold onto Him. Know you are covered in prayer tomorrow. #TBOGstrong