Wow! What a week! Last week we felt our first hurricane ever while enjoying our last few days of camp. Now this week we are all impacted by Hurricane Irene. These times have forced us to hug one another and be appreciative for all the important things in life. Sitting at home for the past few days, I have thought long and hard about Smart Steps and all of the wonderful opportunities that it has brought to the community and my family. I am so thankful for each and every person that has helped my dream of operating successful youth centered programs a reality.
I hate closing the centers!!!!!! I think of all of the moms and dads that are unable to work and go to school. I think of all the kids that are at home without power too and wish they could be at daycare. I think of all the staff that want to be on site as much as I do.
Please know that we want to be open!!!! We haven't had power since Saturday night. All the food purchased for our kids this week was thrown out yesterday. Dry ice can only go but so far. The freshly waxed floors look so good, but no one can see them in the dark. Irene!!!!
So on what was supposed to be the second day of the 2011-2012 school year, I will spend it thinking of all of my babies and hoping that my parents are not too upset with me. As soon as we have power, we will be back in business!! In the meantime, I will read a good book, eat another sliced turkey sandwich and plan plan plan for the day we are able to return (and I hope that's tomorrow).