At the start of our quarantine, I decided to capture a photo-a-day to document our life at home together. 100 days later and I have quite a collection! There were plenty of hard times these last few months, but also some really special moments. In our house, there have been a lot of tears, a lot of biking, a lot of hard conversions about race and our privileged place in the world, a lot of brother-bonding, a lot of fear and uncertainty, and a whole lot of Legos. It hasn't always been easy, but together, as a family, we've done our best to smile through it all.
And while I most definitely want to remember all these smiles in our personal life, I also want to hold onto the fact that 2020 is heavy. I read this quote a few weeks ago and it's really stuck with me:
"What is 2020 isn't canceled? What if 2020 is the year we've been waiting for? A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw - that is finally forces us to grow. A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us form our ignorant slumber. I year we finally accept the need to change. Declare Change. Work for change. Become the change. I year we finally band together, instead of pushing each other further apart. 2020 isn't cancelled, but rather, the most important year of them all". -Leslie Dwight
I hope beyond hope that in some time, we'll look back and appreciate how these difficult times changed our perspective on the world.