I moved Shaila back to college this past week. What a difference a year makes. This year was a quick and smooth move in process. She is much more independent this year so I took the hint that she didn’t need my help in setting everything up. I took her and her friends to lunch and then left them to unpack and decorate to their hearts content. No tears for this momma this year, which was nice. She has found a great group of friends and has grown so much that it is nice to see her blossoming into her own person. We also started back to school in Belmond this week. Maleigha and the boys are all in the Jr./Sr. High this year, and they were so excited to get back to school. They have had a great first week and even though it all looks different, we are enjoying the new adventure for what it is. I believe there are lessons to be learned every day in life and if the pandemic has taught us nothing else, it has certainly taught us flexibility by now. Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and go with the flow.
I am pretty sure this is something you have all mastered as healthcare workers. Rarely do we have a day where everything goes just how we plan. Every day and every patient is a new adventure in healthcare. Thankfully, we are masters at going with the flow and stepping up to each new challenge that comes our way. These last six months have been challenging in ways we have never encountered before. I am so thankful for the team that I work with, and the collaboration and commitment to come together to care for our patients and adapt to this latest challenge. You are definitely a hero in my book, and I am thankful for each and every one of you. Keep shining your light on others and making a difference in this world.