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Hello! I’m a grandmother who is retired and who has had the opportunity to help homeschool one of my grandsons twice weekly. I’m not able to homeschool in person now, as our two families are each staying at home to help slow down the spread of COVID-19.

I realize how hard it is not to be with family, friends and all of the other people we saw in what used to be a ‘normal’ day. I wanted to help…yet I’m not a medical professional; not a First Responder; can’t sew; play music  or sing; and am somewhat limited by recent surgery. However… I can create graphics and share them.

I created the ‘You brighten up my life’ images to help people connect with their own loved ones, friends, neighbors, colleagues and community members. While we can’t be there in person, we can reach out using technology as we do our best to comply with the new health safety restrictions and still maintain connections.