Laura Bush:

Fred Rogers said, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” America is full of helpers. And during times of crisis, the desire to help others is strongest. These months have brought unimaginable change to our workplaces, our homes, and of course, our schools. Many parents are working on the frontlines or in essential fields, and with the closing of schools and some daycares, parents can be at a loss for childcare.  Moms and Dads who once depended on school to provide breakfast and lunch are now worried if they can put a meal on the table. And children may struggle with emotional uncertainty as their routines have been put on hold, they no longer see their teachers and friends, and their parents juggle work, homeschooling…and trying to remember how to multiply fractions or do long division. Despite the challenging circumstances, and the dire headlines we read, there is still reason for hope in our country.