A Little Update
|Ev and I are spending a lot of time together these days|
Friends and family, I trust that this letter finds you and your family healthy and well during these strange times. We are holding up in the Adam house. Matt is still working in his role as a Plumber, as it’s considered to be essential for Trinity Western University. They only have 250 students currently on campus and all summer school has moved online. It is a ‘bare bones’ team he works with and we are very thankful he still has work!
Evelyn’s daycare was stopped in mid-March and she has been home with me since. She is very social so is missing her friends from daycare and church, but is enjoying the time with me. We began potty-training at the end of March and I’m proud of how well she (and I!) have done. She loves ‘her puppy’, Maverick, loves to go for walks and play outside and her favourite thing to ask is ‘What doing, mommy?’. Hearing this every 30 seconds really gets to a person after awhile.
My work has continued as usual but has moved to an online capacity. With Evelyn being home from daycare, I have been working from home as well. The balance of full-time momming and full-time work is challenging but we are taking it one day at a time and surviving. Again, Matt and I are very grateful to both still have our jobs.
Our connection with youth has remained very similar, we’ve just moved it online. So instead of in-person one-on-ones or our group programs like Spiritual Life, we are meeting youth via video chats, online games or Spiritual Life virtually.
My work with central office has moved online as well and I have been helping create Best Practices for Online Engagement, assisting in planning our GVYU Staff Meetings via Zoom and maintaining my regular tasks. As I’m still learning aspects of this role (I only began in February) any training/learning component has moved online as well. Although this can be difficult, we are making it work and I’m still enjoying my new role.
I am grateful to be able to support the work of Youth Unlimited through administration and I am grateful to be surrounded by friends and family like you. Thank you for continuing to be a part of my greater circle. I am praying for you and your families during this time.