“I sustain myself with the love of family. Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.”
September 13, 2020 is Grandparents day. Sometimes grandparents are often discounted or isolated by families. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has forced isolation for many seniors and grandparents who live alone or in assisted living homes. And COVID-19 has revealed to children and families the value of elders and that they continue to have purpose. People often miss what they cannot have.
So, as the world continues to deal with the challenges caused by COVID-19, people have found creative ways to show that they care and to remain connected. I encourage all of us to challenge ourselves to reach out to love ones, not just in this season but after the world conquers COVID-19, to spend more time with the elders, friends and extended family in the days, months and years to come.
Written by Natasha Hughes Smith