On April 3rd at 3:40 a.m. my mother passed away. She had contracted covid-19 in the nursing home where she had been living. There’s not a whole lot of people that you can be with today and even the funeral wouldn’t happen for a lot of us. I was the only one who could go. The other 2 people with me were priest and someone from the funeral home.
I have experienced an outpouring of love from a distance and I really do appreciate this. The people who have supported me are from...
I have experienced an outpouring of love from a distance and I really do appreciate this. The people who have supported me are from my church. And also some other friends.
The isolation continues to be a challenge for me but I know with my faith I’m going to be OK.
How quickly solitude becomes a little challenging. I’m OK with it for a few hours and then I’m looking around thinking I need to be with people now. And I can’t. None of us can—–not for now. I am very grateful for the time I have to study The Bible and read. I get to spend more time with God now, though, and I love that I don’t want to lose that when we go back to normal—whatever that may look like.
It matters because living a life of gratitude is a way to give back to God for all that he has given to us. I think it makes God very happy.
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