What do we do with the disappointment?

High school and college seniors are facing a totally unexpected and certainly disappointing senior year. The Summer Olympics may be postponed. I can’t imagine the disappointment athletes must be feeling after years of training and anticipation and hope.

My daughter is heartbroken she will be finishing her freshman year at NYU at home. She just got accepted into a fabulous theater program in India for the summer which will probably be postponed until next year and she is devastated. My son at boarding school is so sad he is missing out on his boarding experience which he absolutely LOVES having chosen this path 3 years ago.

So what do with this unavoidable disappointment in the times of COVID-19? What do we do with any heart wrenching disappointment?

We pause. We grieve. We pivot. We look for opportunity. We seek out learning. We don’t lose hope.

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! 

Ephesians 3:20 The Message

Day 27 #pilgrimagetojoy