“This pandemic has unapologetically allowed us the time to slow down.

I will never look back and not be grateful for all the additional time home with our children but I will forever be sad for their time lost.

We are incredibly lucky. Our family is healthy and happy and full of love. But I can’t deny the value of friendship or the enrichment of a stranger in one’s life. Smiling at a friendly face, picking someone up, sharing compliments and smiles. I’m so grateful that this holiday season our daughters have made their own decisions to vaccinate and protect themselves and their community.​​”