Our COVID 19 Journey

The Corona Virus certainly has affected my life in so many ways.As it has every one in the world.Our family life has changed dramatically. I am not able to visit my adult children and their families for family dinner,or celebrate my children’s April birthdays. I like to play with the grandkidor just spend time with them.Now wectalk more on the phone , provide calls.Our family was not able to have a family dinner for Easter.We have also discontinued going to church weekly, we do virtual service or Conference calls.I attend a weekly Bible Study classes each Wednesday morning we now meet via Zoom for our Tuesday morning leaders class and our Wednesday morning Bible study groups.I mentor two students at Village Academy in Tuesday and Wednesday during lunch,now we text or call each other weekly. One if my mentees is a graduating Senior and Class Salutatorian I will not get an opportunity to see her graduate and personally congratulate her..My husband and I had to cancel a couples retreat trip for a long weekend in March and our cruise for May 16.My husband and I usually go out to dinner on Sundays after church but not now, we cook and eat our meals at home.I must admit our lives hff have slowed down tremendously, however we missed the opportunity to socialize with other adults and family members. I certainly agree that sacrificing is necessary to safe lives and keep families safe.I will continue to pray to God and obey the local rules and remain vigilant about staying home and practicing social distancing when we do go out for groceries etc.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: 2020-04-20 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Positive
  • Who should know about this? Friends and family and My community
  • Is the story health-related? NA

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Delray
  • Age: Over 61
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Being around too many people, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My health, Safety of my neighborhood, and Safety of those who can't care for themselves

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: Think ahead to what's next
  • Who my story is about: My friends and family
  • Why people acted the way they did: --
  • How people were treated: --
  • In my story, there are: No solutions
  • In my story: I am calm
  • My story shows: I have no control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is resilient
  • My story teaches us that: The community is stable
  • My story is about: Hope