I try to keep it positive on here. We all have bad days and problems and I always wanted my blog to be a place where people came to be lifted up, not brought down. But, some days, life just takes us in a direction where finding something positive just seems impossible. That’s where I am today.
Yesterday, three friends were taken by this awful virus. All three were older folks but all three had big impacts on my life through many years. One was a husband who passed away and within a few hours, his sweet wife of 60 years passed away. The only bright thing is that I know all three are in a better place. They were all wonderful Christians who had such a positive influence on the community where I grew up for so many, many years and that influence continues through the families they’ve left behind.
Not worse but even more personal – both of my parents have tested positive. Mom last night and Dad woke up feeling bad and went early this afternoon to get tested. They’re 86 and 87 – definitely not at the age where they have the best chances.
And, if it can possibly get worse, my family was all together at Christmas and mom had a sore throat Wednesday, went to the doctor and from what I understand, because she hadn’t had fever, the doctor didn’t feel it was COVID. She felt better Thursday so she went to the family celebration Friday, then started feeling bad again and went and got tested Saturday. My uncle, sister, brother-in-law, nephew, niece and her husband their four kids and at least two boyfriends of two of their girls were there. I’d be surprised if my niece’s husband’s family wasn’t there also but I haven’t heard that they were there.
So, if you’re the praying kind, my entire family needs prayers!
In hindsight, I can say this is one Christmas I’m very happy to have not been with my family for the holidays.
There’s always good news . . though in this case the good isn’t outweighing the bad. I had given my neighbor a jar of freeze dried strawberries for her boys and she returned the jar this afternoon full of homemade cookies. How’s that for perfect timing?