Thank goodness! Marie Osmond‘s family is doing just fine amid the coronavirus outbreak. By “quaranteaming,” her 30-year-old daughter, Rachael Kruger, and her daughter-in-law, Claire, have found a great way to stay connected during the pandemic.
In a Sunday, April 19th Instagram post, Marie described what quaranteaming is and how her family has been using it. “It cleverly describes the new reality of choosing who you’ll quarantine with so you won’t be alone anymore,” she said next to a photo of her grandkids wearing beautifully designed masks.
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One of the first things that popped up on my phone this morning was a headline that included a word I hadn’t seen before: “Quaranteaming” It cleverly describes the new reality of choosing who you’ll quarantine with so you won’t be alone anymore. The article said people are leaving their homes and joining other friends or family to assist in their feelings of loneliness while still abiding by the rules. My daughters, Rachael and Claire, who after more than a month of being alone with their children organized a FaceTime get together for the cousins! It was a great way for them to stay safe but isolate together. My grandkids don’t fully understand all that’s going on, but the faith and trust they have for their parents is precious. My girls didn’t realize what they were doing was “Quaranteaming”! I love the idea of being a “team” with those special people in our lives right now. I told them how sweet for their children, and then said the best team to be on during this time is the Savior’s. He taught about storms and burdens throughout His ministry. He knew problems would always come, that we would be tried and tested and He did everything possible to prepare us. I know I have used this scripture a lot, but Christ offers hope and comfort when He says in Matthew, “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” There is a temptation to give in to fear, but don’t. Replace that fear with the faith of a child. In Jerusalem, “Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them and said, Verily I say unto you whosoever shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom.” We have a limited understanding of why things are the way they are. So our best path is to focus on the Lord and give Him our fears. He has made this promise to us… “My peace I give to you… Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Have faith (even as a child) in Him, and remember if God is on our team we can’t help but win! #quaranteam #happysunday #sundaymessage
“My daughters, Rachael and Claire, who after more than a month of being alone with their children, organized a FaceTime get together for the cousins!” she continued. “It was a great way for them to stay safe but isolate together. My grandkids don’t fully understand all that’s going on, but the faith and trust they have for their parents is precious.”
Marie explained that Rachael and Claire started quaranteaming before they even knew what it was. “I love the idea of being a ‘team’ with those special people in our lives right now,” she gushed. “I told them how sweet for their children.”
It’s no wonder the “Read My Lips” singer has been feeling an “incredible” amount of joy as a mom. While she’s been quarantining with her husband, Steve Craig, in Utah, Marie’s kids have found a bunch of different ways to stay connected like keeping each other updated in the “family group text.”
“For me, as a mother, it has been such a joy to see. Because you wonder, when you leave this earth are your children going to stay close? Are they still going to still connect? And I know they will,” she said on the Monday, March 30th, episode of The Talk. “It’s just been this wonderful peace that they really love each other and they’re looking out for each other. For me, that’s been such an incredible joy as a mom.”
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