Was this a Happy Thanksgiving?  That is a difficult question to answer during a terrible pandemic.  This was a different Thanksgiving for sure.  It is the first Thanksgiving for my family that we did not gather and celebrate together.  It was hard to not be able to be with our children and grandchildren which we so much wanted.  But due to the current situation, it just wasn’t wise to put them or ourselves in harm’s way.  Things are terrible right now with the number of cases that are skyrocketing across the world, the country, our state, our county, our community, and our school.  Looking forward to better days.

Yet I am thankful during this time of Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for our teachers and staff for being so dedicated to our school.  The love they show your children and our school each day is unbelievable.  They are working through a very difficult situation each day but their attitudes continue to be inspiring.  They do anything they are asked to do.  They are teaching in-person and remotely.  They are doing extra work that none of us thought we would ever be doing as teachers.  I am thankful we have such a great staff.

I am thankful for our families.  Thank you for supporting us even when you disagree with us. Thank you for helping guide your children during this most difficult time.  I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to be a young person during a pandemic.  Difficult being a parent too.  The love you have for your children and the guidance you are giving them is so important at this time.  We are all tired and weary.  We all are waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel.  We must all stay strong and help one another get through these challenging times.

I am thankful for our students.  You are the reason we come to work each day.  We love you and we will continue to teach you the best way we can.  There is no blueprint for this situation.  We all have to be flexible.  We must all be ready to pivot with each trial that comes our way.  Keep working hard.  Keep helping one another.  Please make good decisions that will keep you safe.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I ask you to please continue praying for our school.  Pray for our staff and our students.  As a school, we will continue praying for all of you.  We are all in this together.

Sacred Heart School – a family educating heart, mind, body and spirit for this life and the next.