One year ago today I wrote:
Today I have had lots of thoughts swirling in my head about this virus and all the happenings going on in the world. I am off work for the week because I work for a school district. I’ve had to reschedule a dr. appointment because it wasn’t an emergency. I’ve not had a typical Monday as I’m sure you haven’t either. So what can I do? What is it we are supposed to do with this thing that is threatening our lifestyle at least and then for some it’s threatening their very life? First things first Pray. Our President called for a day of prayer yesterday and pray I did. And then I woke up this morning and had my daily quiet time and I prayed again. I prayed for my country, I prayed for my President, I prayed for my state and my state officials. I prayed for my family and I prayed for my community. I prayed for this thing to get over with soon and for the doctors to find a cure or at the very least a treatment. I also prayed for the kids who are home from school that truly have a better life when they are AT school. Then after I prayed we got out and picked up a few things that we needed. But no more than we needed. Please get what you need, but please leave things for others. I tried to put distance between me and people I talked to. Not because I’m scared but out of respect. This is hard. I’m a hugger. I love people. But we must act responsibly so that we can get this thing behind us. And the next thing I can do is try to enjoy the down time. This is what we’ve got. I want to read more, walk more, maybe paint more, get a few household projects done. But overall I plan to use this time as a time to Be Still. I pray God will restore my soul. And tomorrow I will get up, I will pray again, I will act responsibly, and I will see if I can mark something off my to do list. And we will hope that we are one day closer to this being behind us. But that we are better for having gone through it.
Are we better for having gone through it thus far? I think I am. I have a closer relationship with my Savior. I did accomplish some things, one being, I have always wanted to write and I have kept this up. I have painted more. I did mark a few things off of my “to do” list. There is a vaccine now. We may not know much about this thing but I think we do know more. I wish we hadn’t gotten to a year. I wish we hadn’t lost so many people but I can look back and say I am better. I still want to hug my people so I still pray that it will all get behind us one day soon. But through it all, continue to keep your eyes on Him. Continue to ~
“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10