Hello neighbors hope you are all doing well and surviving any new changes that might be coming our way. It seems as though things are constantly changing.
A virus has swept through the world leaving a trail of sickness and devastation behind. Many folks have lost a lot including loved ones, jobs, businesses, income and have been left with a sense of hopelessness. Churches have been closed. Some have reopened but are limiting how many can attend.
Many changes have come about in our lives. On top of all the closures, the virus has separated family and friends. I became a grandma around Easter, and this was the first time I was not able to be at the hospital when my grandbaby was born. I wasn’t able to see the baby or hold this precious little one until around Mother’s Day. It hurt, but not nearly as much as the hurt people who are sick in the hospital from the virus, or the elderly who are in the nursing homes who can’t see loved ones.
These people are isolated in a hospital or a nursing home for weeks at a time without family. They depend on nurses, doctors and sometimes perfect strangers as they are separated from family and friends. Some of the elderly are stranded in nursing homes not able to leave and family not able to visit. Other elderly people are at home but separated from their family, friends and their church.
We have experienced supply shortages like toilet paper, paper towels, goods, and now grocery stores are limiting meat. Everything is so confusing. We realize there isn’t a meat shortage cause many of us have cattle on our ranches and farms. We are blessed to have more people planting gardens than ever before.
Through all of this there still remains good. Many families have time together. People have reached out to help others.
I am proud of my son Payton who graduated from Sam Houston University. They couldn’t have the graduation ceremony as planned, so they moved it to the end of July. We are still proud of him for his graduating even if he is unable to walk the stage. Hopefully by July things will take a turn for the better and we can all get back to a normal way of life.
Many of Payton’s high school classmates remember their high school graduation when it flooded. The graduation was moved, and the graduation rehearsal took place before graduation. Our road was so bad that Payton couldn’t get out for rehearsal. Matt Nichols came out with his bulldozer and plowed through the road, so we could get out in our old truck. Payton made it to graduation.
Payton and his good friends Derrick Sicola, John McDonald and another good friend decided to go on a camping trip to celebrate Payton’s graduation and John McDonalds graduation from Physical Therapy at Texas A&M. My nephew Ron McMahan and wife who live at Canyon Lake also had them over for a stay and a visit. I have not heard but I am sure they are having a wonderful time!
Thank God for keeping us safe through the storms of life. Praying for our country and for a cure!
If you have any news please send it to me. I have not received anything in the way of news this week. With most everything being closed there is not a lot of news. Have a beautiful week!
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