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We’ve been quarentining for about three weeks at this point and will be for at lest two or three weeks more. I was handling it all pretty well until this past weekend. And I just want to say it here if no one else has said it yet, it is okay to not be okay.
I’ll be honest, I have good days and bad days – or more appropriately – good moments and bad moments. In my worst moments I am jealous of the quarantine life that leads to boredom/ time to work on projects (like what even is that life?!), dreading how long this could last, and missing people so desperately. Unlike what feels like most, I find myself with MORE to do and LESS free time. I miss my mom and my family. I miss my endless supply of babysitters. I miss my friends who have crazy kids too so we just all put them in one place together and get to have adult conversations with each other.
I grieve for the loss of jobs, the economy, the ones who have lost loved ones. I’m heartbroken of the canceled trips and Easter without being able to go into church, hug family, or do an Easter Egg hunt with friends. I feel the burden of trying to stay strong for my family.
In my best moments, I am hopeful, strong, prayerful, and peaceful. I take millions of photos of my girls, go on walks to get fresh air, and rejoice over the many things I have to be thankful for – most importantly that Jesus paid it all! I just want you to know that wherever you are on your roller coaster of emotions, it is okay. You are allowed to feel. Reach out to a friend and talk it out, write in a journal, and most importantly, sit with Jesus in this. Abide and seek Him out. He’s got you.
I find myself signing off emails “Stay Safe, Stay Sane” and it kind of cracks me up! What a funny season when that would be a fitting remark! One of the ways that we have been staying sane is by GETTING OUTSIDE. I know not everyone can get out as easily as we can but here in Colorado city parks are open (just no playground) and as long as we stay 6 feet away from other groups we are good to go! As much as the weather allows, we have been trying to go for a walk! I am so thanfkul we invested in the UppaBaby Vista stroller when I was pregnat with Hilde. It was the perfect stroller for one and now it is the perfect stroller for two! I love that this double stroller keeps the same width instead of getting wider to put both kids side by side. I also love that it safely keeps Millie away from Hilde’s toddler hands!
If you are trying to upgrade your Vista stroller to two, you need to add the Rumble Seat and the lower & upper adapters. You technically don’t need the lower adapters unless you want to use the bassinet or car seat with the toddler seat as well. Which we did! The stroller still easily folds with adapters attached and maneuvers with ease! You can still feel the extra weight you are pushing but that helps this mama stay fit!
The UppaBaby Vista has truly been a sanity saver these days because I can so easily take both babies out for some fresh air! I know it is hard to stay at home during COVID-19 but even a little walk around the block (being respectful of the space of anyone you meet on your way) is so helpful for everyone involved! Stay safe & sane you guys! We’ve got this!