I’m a refugee. Yep. A COVID refugee.
Last Friday, Spouse tested positive for COVID so I (after miraculously testing negative) fled for the hills. Actually, it was Orlando, which is flatter than a flitter, to my son and DIL’s house. Since I maintained my symptomless existence and most of my optimism, the two of them took off for a much-needed getaway out west, leaving their one-year-old and four-year-old in my care. All week. All week.
COVID might have been easier. I’m totally exhausted. I declare I’m too old for this.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking about now: You left your sick husband high and dry all by himself????
The short answer is yes. The long answer is heck yes.
Please don’t judge me. I’ll bet you’d have done the same thing.
In truth, I left (at his insistence) knowing he would be well cared for by dear friends and neighbors, who dropped dinners off at the front door and lovingly ran errands for the poor guy as needs arose. It turned out he had a relatively mild/medium case with 101-102 fever for four days. Yes, he felt rotten for a few days, but possibly because he was fully vaccinated beforehand and immediately got the antibodies shot after his diagnosis, he fared as well as one could under the circumstances.
But what I really wanted to share with you was this AMAZING get well card our six-year-old grandprincess made her Pop-Pop. She explained, “This is you, Pop-Pop – see, you’re safe inside God’s big hand. He’ll take care of you.”
And it’s a good thing. Since his little wifey didn’t.
How very reassuring for all of us during this time of uncertainty and threatening illness. We’re in the palm of Papa God’s big hand. He will take care of us, whatever happens.
How are you and your family faring, dear BFF (Blessed Friend Forever)? Please tell us how we can pray for you – your community of BFFs cares about you!
You always made bad things look good..
I love getting your emails ..
You are so encouraging and funny in a very good way.
I have introduced your devotionals to my sisters for their birthdays..
They loved them too..
Awww, Carol – you’re a sweet blessing to me!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to reply, it truly makes my day to know my BFFs are out there and we’re slogging through these COVID times together! Sometimes ya just gotta look for the funny.
So thankful our PaPa God has all of us in His Hands! I love the card your grand-daughter made as it is a great reminder to us all!! Prayers for your family!!
Thanks, Sandi. Wasn’t that the sweetest thing? She thought of that all by herself. Sure do appreciate your prayers … and everything else you do for us. You are the picture of “friend.”
Wen Dee says
Praying for your hubby! Yes Our Heavwnly Father is bigger than any earthly disease.
So true, Wen Dee! Thanks so much for your prayers. How are you and yours making out?
Naomi Risley says
Sorry to hear your hubby has covid, but Thank God for only mild symptoms and was vaccinated.
What a sweet card your granddaughter made?.
Good luck with the two grands and prayers for hubby.
I do have a prayer request for my nephew Walt Hines wife, Jill Alt Hines who has sarcoma cancer in her leg and was admitted to Moffitt Hospital today for 5 days of chemo. Please keep Walt in prayer because he’s very scared and totally devastated.
Thank you and always love reading your emails.
Stopping right now to pray for Jill and Walt. And a BIG hug to you, Naomi.
Julie Blackmore says
Thank God that you were not sick with Covid…I am grateful that your husband had recovered from it…God bless yiu
Thanks, Julie. I can use all the blessings I can get! It’s truly a God-thing that I was the only one (among 5 people in the same house) that didn’t get it. Yet. 🙁 Are you staying well, my friend?