It was the Spring of Hope

By Gaïna Davila

Does your home feel like the spring of hope–or the winter of despair? In a few short months our world changed dramatically: we must stand 6 feet apart, stay in our homes, wear respirator masks, and move all social gatherings online. Who would have thought Charles Dickens’ opening lines would describe a global pandemic? None of us would have!

For us, some days are easier than others as David and I navigate working from home, managing our professional tasks along with caring for a sweet and active 10 month old baby boy. Snapshot: Baby with wooden blocks crawling to and fro, Mom on multiple Zoom conference calls trying (but failing) to keep the volume down, Dad packaging “contact-free” coffee...latex gloves and all!