A light has gone out

We live in a time of Corona virus.  There is no cure, no vaccine, and we have all been asked to sacrifice by staying at home, social distancing 6 feet or more and wear face coverings.  Which seems a small price to pay for staying alive.  For more than 50,000 people who have succumbed to the disease and the families and friends of the deceased,  they have paid a far greater price.

Yesterday, I found out that a good friend of mine had passed away from Covid-19.  She lived alone and I am so sorry that I could not be with her.  Just like thousands of other family and friends, so many have passed alone in the hospital or alone at home,  and we have not been able to say goodbye, or tell them that we love them one last time.

The pandemic is no longer a stay at home, stay safe, bake bread, or sew masks for local hospitals. It has suddenly become personal for me, and I am grieving my friend.  The longer this goes on the greater the chance that you, too will feel the loss of someone dear to you.

So please take care of your health, and the health of everyone around you.

And rest gently, my dear one.

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    • gregory tralle on May 19, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    a candle is lit for you all …… along with deep hugs …. one is never prepared for such news … Lynn Moser’s death affected me deeply and Father Jim’s Alzheimer’s makes me so sad and mad … he never had a chance to teach and use all his dogu and knowledge before he had to give it all away …….. it will take a while to comprehend this … I don’t think I will ever understand / comprehend …. we do have a new friend who made it through the illness but some residual effects remain …

    • Admin on April 27, 2020 at 10:49 am
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    Thank you Miranda and Ellen. Please take care of your health and the health of everyone around you.

    • Ellen Ankenbrock on April 27, 2020 at 10:22 am

    My arms around you now you are sad.

    • Miranda on April 27, 2020 at 12:23 am

    I am so sorry for your loss.

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