COVID-19, Faith

COVID Chronicles-Day 2

Today is my wedding anniversary. Thankfully, Brian and I went out for a fancy dinner last Saturday, but we had planned to take off today to have a little day date together. We were planning to do some shopping and having lunch in our little town. Instead the morning began with me isolated in our bedroom, reading a card from Bri as my crew went to have their COVID rapid tests.

Physically today I still feel fine. No symptoms at all.

Emotionally, I’m dreading the next two weeks.

My family all tested negative. I’m so grateful for this, but if I’m honest, I’m also a little bit sad. It means I have to stay isolated from them. It means I have to use the upstairs bathroom so we don’t have to share (which would make their quarantine extended I’ve learned from friends who made that mistake). No, I don’t want any of them to be sick. But I also don’t want us to have to go through this again weeks or months down the road.

But, when I get sad, I think it’s important to list off things I’m thankful for:

  • Early Voting!!! Knocked that out weeks ago.
  • Ability to work from home. Work was a much needed distraction today.
  • Grocery delivery… I used Instacart for our Aldi order and our friends are picking up our Kroger order tonight and dropping on our porch.
  • Technology and ability to connect to family and friends!
  • That we are healthy. Health is something none of us should take for granted. I’m so thankful to be symptom free and that my kids and husband are healthy.
  • Blankets and cozy socks and fall candles (that I can smell!) and candy corn and all things Halloween.

I think it will be fitting to close these posts out with some vitals:

Vitals all good as of 5:45 pm on 10.30.20. No symptoms.

Stay safe and well! And give your husband or wife an extra big hug and smooch. This will be the first (and hopefully ONLY) anniversary where I haven’t hugged or kissed my husband!

1 thought on “COVID Chronicles-Day 2”

  1. We had to go through this several weeks ago, as my husband had contact with a friend who tested positive and had symptoms. My husband tested negative at the beginning and at the end of the 14 day quarantine, thankfully, but it was so hard to be away from him. He was living in our basement for two weeks so he was here, but separate from our daily lives. It definitely required listing all the things to be thankful for on a daily basis. I’ll keep you in my prayers!


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