On Thursday, he came home in a whirlwind.
On Friday, he attended two virtual classes and got his vaccination.
On Saturday, we got an email saying the campus was on status ‘yellow’… a pause until Tuesday. He was thrilled. He would stay until Wednesday morning since his first class on Wednesday was at 2:00 pm.
On Sunday, we got an email saying that the campus was on ‘orange’… a pause until Friday. He couldn’t decide how he felt.
“I’m happy to be home, but I wish it was safe to go back,” he pondered.
I sat. Silent. No words. Sad that his freshman year of college is not going the way it should… just like his senior year of high school. Happy to have him home. Frustrated at the continued increase in cases. Angry that there is no solution or end in sight.
And so I answered, “I’m hopeful that the numbers will begin decreasing and you will be back before you know it.”