A sign of the times.

We decided to make a time capsule. This is after all a historical event, one that I hope never happens in our lifetime again. What better way to capture this time of our lives then to photograph the children with items that have become a new normal of our life during this coronavirus season. We are not mocking the seriousness of this virus, but rather it is our way of documenting this historical event.

Prepare yourself. Despite the doom and gloom that we might want to feel about the virus and the economy, you will see smiling children in this post. They do not fully understands the potential implications that this virus could cause. My husband and I are thankful for that. We do not want our children to be crushed under the weight of worries that they have no control over.

Please know, we are not flippant about this virus and we are doing all we can to stop the spread and follow government guidelines. We are educating our children on how prevent the spread of the virus, as well as explaining this virus in age appropriate ways without using scare tactics.

So lets get to it! Here are the things that will always remind our children of the coronavirus. I hope you enjoy it!

Schooling at Home:

School first shut down for two weeks, and then another two weeks, until eventually all schools in Pa got closed indefinitely. And just like that we all were homeschooling.

Cover your cough:

Fear of Toilet Paper Shortage:

Handwashing:

Social Distancing:

Quarantined to Flatten the Curve:

Wear a mask in public:

Just yesterday we were asked to wear a mask when we go out into public places. My six year old took the news very seriously. I captured him on camera talking about it. (Please excuse my 2 year old, he was yelling in the background. Don’t worry, he was ok!)

This time of shutdowns and quarantine has had many ups and downs. We suddenly are a homeschooling family that never goes anywhere. I am no longer allowed to do photo shoots with clients. We are missing our church family and friends. The purpose of all this has been to help “flatten the curve” of cases that are in the hospital. As I write this, 6 people have died from the virus here in Lancaster, Pa. But it still feels fair to say, we have yet to feel the heavy impact of the virus. Until yesterday, we could say that we didn’t personally know of anyone with a diagnosis of the coronavirus. (Last night we got a text that my cousin’s adult daughter has been hospitalized for it.) My husband has not yet faced unemployment, for that we are thankful as well. To be honest, having six young kids, we didn’t really go away very often as a family, other then church. So even the staying home part isn’t too hard. I’m thankful that we like each other.

Despite the difficulties, the changes and the disappointments, we are thankful. God does not change. He does not sleep. He sees all and knows what we do not. We continue to pray for our family and country. We pray against sickness, we pray for healing and we pray for the salvation of God to spread as far and as wide as this coronavirus. May the hope of Jesus shine bright in your hearts.

To hear more about our faith in Jesus, read this blog post.

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.  And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:26-28

  1. I love it 🥰 we miss you guys and can’t wait to come see the family. Love & miss you all 😍 Emily

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