Someone asked me recently how my summer was going; this was my response:
If I had to choose a word for the summer it would be: grace. Grace to myself for job searching in a pandemic and not letting my worth be tied to the "thanks but we've hired someone else" emails. Grace to our kids as they (as much as their parents) are in unfamiliar territory - physically, socially, and mentally - with the 4 of us being together 24/7 and having little to no interactions with kids their age. Grace to my spouse who also was job searching (he started his new job last week) and is starting a non-profit with other veterans. It's been a challenge and roller coaster at times, and I continue to come back to allowing grace.
If you had to choose a word for your summer, what would it be and why?