My daughter’s 5th birthday party was on Sunday, March 8, 2020. We celebrated together with all of our friends and family.
She went back to school the next day, came home, and never returned to preschool again. It was two long years before we could celebrate together again, but a few weeks ago we were able to spend her birthday together again. How surreal and wonderful to physically be in a room with the people I love the most instead of talking to them on a screen.
How wonderful for my children to have playdates again. Trying to run a business and parent two small ones has been no small feat these last few years but we are truly “passing through” this period of isolation and loneliness to a new period of joy and celebration.
When we moved to Atlanta, the Brodsky family took us in and invited us to every Jewish holiday they hosted, but we’ve put a hold on getting together during the Pandemic.
This Passover we are excited to finally share a Seder together again. I am so grateful for this season of Spring, of renewal, and of hope for the future! Wishing everyone a very Chag Sameach.
Melissa Wikoff is the founder and director of audiology at Peachtree Hearing.