Don’t worry that our children are “falling behind” and must get back to school in the fall before it is safe to do so. They are learning so much in this terrible pandemic. They are learning how to be people of integrity by sheltering in place. They are learning how to care for others by not socializing as they love to do. They are learning how to be resilient by doing what each day requires of them. They are learning how to have courage by not giving up even though the time of the pandemic stretches before us into the summer and fall. They are learning that they have adults in their lives who give to them and care for them in remarkable ways that spell love every single day. The children are learning how to grow up and become adults of integrity, courage, and compassion. Our children are learning all they need to learn.
This salute to our children is circulating online. I post it in solidarity with its authors: