One of the positive things that has happened to me and my wife through this pandemic is being able to spend more time with our son who is still living with us. He suffers from a form of schizophrenia and for the longest time did not talk to us, walking past us and refusing to join us for meals. This has changed. Now, for the past couple of weeks since the start of the “stay at home” directive, we have been eating mostly together. This time of sharing meals has been so very important in our emotional healing as family. He chooses to talk to us now. Mindfulness for me has been to try to remain present during his own working throughs and then during my own emotional work. Mindfulness continues to be when I choose to facilitate the communication between our son with my wife when things get a bit rocky. Listening and being mindful of how much I love him also continues to play a significant role in my daily practice. One of the reasons I wanted to enroll in a PhD program was to find help in dealing with our children’s mental illness. If the past couple of weeks has been any indication, my PhD studies have been successful in allowing me to choose to be and remain present with our children’s mental illness. This is transformative for me in so many different ways and these ways are all connected to mindfulness and I am grateful.