While many parents are worrying about how their students will adjust to shifting to all online classes again or being sent home from college again,
I am focused on supporting my mother, sister and Charlotte, the rabbit, through our time of grief.
Why am I NOT concerned about Rose?
Rose has earned resilience. Rose knows isolation. Rose knows home-schooling. Rose knows disappointment. Rose knows changing plans. Rose is practical.
What I also know is she is at the university helping others, giving pep-talks and finding humor in the unusual situations the pandemic presents.
Rose’s resilience is one of the few gifts from epilepsy.
Once you’ve handled truly big challenges, you learn to roll with the punches.
She will navigate her way through this unusual time because she is used to the rocky, curvy roads. She expects to pull the hills.
There were no easy paths in her past.
I am super proud of Rose for her grit.