Sorry for the lack of posting earlier. The month of February saw myself and Mister getting sick (flu-like) and then early March saw Munchkin getting sick (positive for flu-A) causing him to start Spring Break early, then the hot mess that is the Covid-19 pandemic happened.
To be blunt and honest, I’m scared. I don’t know how this all will end, or when, but I am trying to rely on the fact that God knows how and when it will end. Doesn’t help sometimes when I’m feeling overwhelmed and Satan is sitting on my shoulder whispering that my anxieties are fact and I that I should feel hopeless.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word cheers it up.Proverbs 12:25 [HCSB]
Not seeing an end date to the social distancing and closed down social activities is hard on me, and I’m sure many others as well. It’s like being on a really tall roller coaster and making that slow and steady creep up the incline to eventually go hurling down the other side of the crazy high hill. In most cases some of us might be screaming in pure joy from the rush of adrenaline, but I think that regarding this whole pandemic we are in the midst of right now most of us will just be seeking the calming view of the end of the ride where we all are able to unbuckle our safety belts and high-tail it off that crazy ride.
How are you staying occupied? Have you taken this time to slow down and really consider what’s vital and important? (TP is important, but y’all didn’t need to horde it, seriously) Are you adjusting to online learning for your classes, or your kids classes? I thank God that we have the electronic opportunities for us to connect with family and friends while still maintaining the appropriate distancing.
I think that once this unfortunate health crisis is contained and controlled, or even eradicated, we will have a different view of who is seen as vital and essential to keeping America going and hopefully treat them as such when it comes to their wages, the respect they deserve for doing their jobs, and also that we don’t need to be so busy with everything all the time. Rest is good, for our bodies, our minds and even our wallets.
Some things matter more than others and I hope and pray that everyone, from CEO’s and CFO’s, board members of multinational companies, insurance companies and even those in the federal government realize that Americans can come together and get America back on its proverbial feet once this crisis is safely handled.
I also hope that those first responders, doctors, nurses, hospital staff who are helping anyway they can, who are on the frontlines right now treating those who need help with the dignity and respect that each patient deserves, get recognized for their truly amazing efforts they are doing, even at a great danger to themselves and risk to their own families.
This seems a little jumbled and rambling, but I just want to finish by saying that despite the fear and the uncertainty we are facing right now, God hasn’t forsaken us and I don’t believe He ever will.
And our hope for you is firm, because we know that as you share in the sufferings, so you will share in the comfort.2 Corinthians 1:7 [HCSB]