‘It was like watching someone meet their soulmate. None of them knew when it would be their last time together.’: Mom says even ‘bare minimum’ back in classroom is a ‘game changer’

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“Our boys went back into the classroom this week…

For one hour, three days in a row.

It was a start with mixed emotions, but the connection with their friends they so desperately needed was something truly special to watch.

It was like getting to watch someone meet their soulmate for the first time.

Yes, they couldn’t keep their hands off each other, ‍️but thank goodness for hand sanitizer and the pure joy that filled their hearts.

They cried when they had to leave each other… almost worried they wouldn’t see each other again for a long time. After all, none of them knew when it was to be their last time together before COVID.

When they were reunited the next day, the comfort and glee that exploded through their body language was palpable.

I am all about returning to school in the safest ways possible, and I firmly believe those at risk should have every opportunity to not face any financial repercussion should it not be safe for their family to return to a classroom.

However, for those who are safe, can follow the guidelines and precautions, and NEED the services in the classroom and interactions with friends, I truly hope we find our path back. Because this week, even at the bare minimum available, was a game-changer.”

Courtesy of Christina Young

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