But why? For the Pandemic
By Kiera Kurak
Why can’t I play with my friends?
Why can’t I play on the slide?
Why can’t I give my grandma a hug?
Why can’t I go to the store with you?
Why can’t we go to church?
Why do I have to wash my hands again?
Why can’t I go to the zoo?
But why is this so hard?
Because it is hard, little one.
But you can do hard things.
And in doing hard things you are showing your love for another.
Maybe you have never met them,
But they are just as important to and loved by someone else as you are to me.
So, we spread love in our sidewalk messages.
And our window decorations.
And in our waves from across the street.
And by staying home doing our part with school and chores
and by playing with mom and dad.
We keep us and others safe this way.
And it will be okay. God is bigger than this.
And he doesn’t forget us ever.
We will give hugs again soon.
But right now it’s a lot of patience, waiting and praying, and you can do this.
We can do this together, little one.