May 2020—Struggles & Blessings
Annabelle’s laughter filled the room. “Poly, poly, weeee!” she sang as loud as she could. Before the song had fully finished, Annabelle was already rewinding the recording to replay it.
Christine Loesser, InterVarsity’s Area Ministry Director for Central and South New Jersey, smiled at her five-and-a-half-year-old. Virtual learning hadn’t been the easiest of seasons, having to balance working from home and parenting three small children between her and her husband, Chris, a Regional Alumni Coordinator for InterVarsity.
But Christine often found herself grateful for the teachers and administrators putting in extra hours to make online learning happen. That her daughter, Annabelle, had developed a special connection with her new kindergarten music teacher, Miss B, through her online lessons was another unexpected blessing.