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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: NORMAL 




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I’m not sure when it happened, but sometime in the past couple of weeks — after almost two months at home under a Stay at Home order, I felt myself settle. As if this has become the new normal.

The kids have gotten used to doing school online, taking pictures of their written assignments and uploading them to Google Classroom to submit to their teachers. I’ve settled into a routine of going out for groceries every two weeks on Wednesday mornings, figuring out how to make the food I purchase stretch through 14 days. My husband and I take daily late afternoon walks, solving the world’s problems as we stroll and admire the spring buds on the trees.

Now there is talk of our church re-opening soon, and our state’s executive Stay at Home order is scheduled to lift in the next couple of weeks. What will life look like then? Will the summer feel “normal”? If so, which normal?

It’s still impossible to plan ahead, to think about possible summer jobs for my teenagers or day camp opportunities.

And yet, spring comes. June will follow May as it always has, and His mercies will be new every morning. The sun will rise and set, and I will continue to presume that His grace is normal, too.





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