Thank You & Goodbye to 2020!
It’s that time of the year already! On the one hand, we have experienced periods that seemed never-ending, each day a repeat of the previous day and at other times we felt we were on a roller coaster with changing scenes and we had to hold on tight to stay grounded.
This year has brought with it many new challenges but has also shown us new ways of dealing with them. At Aurora, we have mostly reflected on these situations and grabbed at the chance to gather up our thoughts and make lemonade from lemons. As we approach the last day of this year, amidst festivities and family time, we pause to be grateful for the year that was, making our peace with and celebrating everything the year has given us and for being part of Australia where, for the most part, we have somehow managed to stay afloat and taste some freedom especially over Christmas and New Year.
There is no doubt that 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for us all. We focus our attention on being well, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Despite its adversities, we look at it this time with an optimistic, retrospective lens looking and projecting the thousands of strong silver linings.
2020 has brought us closer together as a community. Both for staff and families this year has taught us much, more giving, more sharing, more understanding, more collaboration, more knowledge, and more tolerance. With your support, we rapidly adapted and came up with innovative solutions to unique challenges. We reminded ourselves and the world around us to slow down, reflect, and introspect.
In looking back on 2020, we celebrate it all; the triumphs, the joys as well as the setbacks and challenges.
We wish each of our families, parents, children, and our wonderful staff a wonderful start to the New Year and look forward to 2021 with the promise of hope, fearlessness, and to new beginnings. Thank you all for your continued support. We wish you all a Happy New Year!
With much love & gratitude,
Sheela Edwards & Simone Edwards