Hard to believe this is week number ten,
Still waiting for things to reopen again.
Some days we are restless but still we hold tight,
Wanting to do things while balancing what is right.
Oh, you won’t catch us whining and withering away,
Wondering how we will get through each passing day.
When a catastrophe strikes here in our Goochland town,
We all pull together and watch the opportunities abound.
First went the students away on the buses,
We didn’t know much so there wasn’t much ruckus,
But then came the news that was so hard to hear,
The schools will be closed for the rest of the year.
I am sure everyone will remember that day,
The 2 o’clock press conference “what’d the governor just say?”
Our eyes they got teary our hearts sank to the floor,
Nothing like this had ever happened before.
And that’s when it happened all over our land,
For while still separated we joined hand in hand,
We all stayed connected and we thought in new ways,
“There’s work to be done so we’ll go phase by phase.”
For us time unraveled, the changes came quick,
We need to stay safe so that no one gets sick.
But as obstacles grew in our path everyday,
We all came together to clear them away.
Each week new reminders of this stressful time,
The school life, the home life, the whole daily grind.
While all stuck at home we searched for the best ways,
To meet the needs of our students in just the right ways.
Now where are we headed, we simply don’t know,
But we’ll remain steadfast and ready to go.
The plans are still coming as tech teams take the lead,
Staying one step ahead in the things we may need.
Did we realize before what a grand place we share?
Did we realize the depth of the people who care?
One day all our students will have a story to share,
We’ll be ready to listen, yes indeed, we’ll be there!
Education is not limited to a building or school,
It’s not simply a room with a list full of rules,
It’s a process of learning and growing each day,
We’ve all learned from this virus how to live a new way.
Your knowledge is golden, your skills are quite keen,
You are the most inspirational educators that I’ve ever seen.
Keep on inspiring and making a difference each day,
As we all share together and live The Goochland Way!
I Love you Goochland – Stay strong!