I think I have been sheltered now for 10 weeks. Being high risk with anemia, my family put the whammy on me early in this adventure.
The first week I thought, this is really great. Working from home and finishing up the sewing magazine for press would be fun. Challenging maybe, but fun. Our teams are troupers, and they have done amazing work during this time. Creative people love interaction. Yes, that’s me.
What have we learned during this time?
I can still cook. And cook. And cook. I have tried new recipes and cooked some of our favorites.
We lost a dear friend to COVID-19. That changed the world for us. Life is a treasured gift. Each day we must look around us at the gifts God has given by putting special people in our lives. Have you told your best friend how much you love them?
Family time. We will look back on this as a time when our time was spent with the ones we love the most. Never would families spend this much time together. But what a gift. We will look back on this and long for time together again, not under these circumstances, but when the world gets busy again.
Mothers have had the most beautiful time to be with their children. Mothers have ceased to be taxi drivers and have had their children all to themselves. Some realized early on that this is a treasured period of time in life. It has been challenging with the school time moved to our homes. Keeping them on track without instilling panic has been something to accomplish. Right now, we are wishing things to be like they were. When kids are grown, this will be a time remembered with great fondness.
A dear friend said something that I have thought about. “We didn’t realize what a great life we had until it was gone.” I miss hugging my grandchildren and grown children. I long for that to return quickly. When it comes to things that really matter, it is our precious people in our lives.
May God bless us all as we progress through the remainder of this time. May we be better people and learn from this. May each minute of every day be something we treasure.