Hope you are all feeling good and all is well with your families and friends. I never believed 5 weeks ago this is where we would be. I thought maybe two weeks or three but never 5 plus. We have had our ups and downs. We have had 6 friends that were diagnosed with Covid 19 as of now. Two have fully recovered and two are on their way to recovery. The other two are fairly newly diagnosed and still going through the first stages. They are the high school friend of my son and his mom. So, we are thinking of them quite often. As they have all reported the headaches and breathing are the worst they have ever felt in their lives.
My son has been struggling the past few days with the fears that this will never end. We assure him that some day this will all be a time to look back on and see all the things we did and he did but that this will not last forever. He struggles with it seeming too “normal” which I fully understand. He says he feels like we have been inside the house always. He struggles with his thoughts of never going back to school or seeing his friends in real life. He looks forward to Thursdays when they play “Dungeons and Dragons” online together. We have even decided to have him celebrate his birthday in two weeks by baking cupcakes for his friends and delivering contact free so that they can all meet online and have a party. It is trying to figure out ways to make things be okay for him.
My daughter is struggling through the end of the college semester. All her classes are online but not really online. She has one professor who is really good at communicating and getting the information out to the students but there is at least one teacher she has not even heard from. He put what was due up on line and hasn’t done a lesson or online chat since then. That is not a teacher. So, she is doing her best and we assure her that most teachers will be understanding and those who are not all the students are in the same situation. She is having a virtual graduation on Sunday, April 26th. Hopefully after that things will start to turn for her. She is realizing she probably won’t have a job this summer which she was really looking forward to as they are closing all the summer camps around us. This certainly has hit her hard.
I am thinking of getting my mother and father to try a video chat. This should be funny. My mother is not technologically savvy but she tries. If we can be on the phone to try to walk her through it we may be able to do this. I haven’t seen them since we stopped for 12 hours on our way home from Florida at the beginning of March. I had planned to try a quick trip in May or June but I just don’t know. I would feel horrible if I took something to them and they got sick even though I may feel fine. So, we don’t know when we will see them again. Hopefully before the end of summer.
Like most everyone else our lives are continuing on. Very much the same and very different all at once. How are you and your family?