Covid is many things…..
It is a deadly virus..getting stronger
For those vaccinated, while it might not be deadly is still worrisome.
It is stressful…
But one of it’s biggest characters is being a thief of so many things,
but a thief of time…..
Time spent with those you love….. missed.
For more than a whole $%&*@!& year, we hid from those we love for their protection. We facetimed, zoomed, texted and everything else but there were no hugs…….. no family get togethers………. No holidays……… No birthdays……. Nothing……
For their protection….. until we were given the opportunity to vaccinate.
Then we gathered. I am thankful for that. Thankful because I got to spend a few afternoons together. My Mother-in-Law who safely protected herself from Covid was lost this week to other illnesses. Obviously, I am feeling all the feels you get when a loved one passes, but on top of that….
I’m angry because we couldn’t get a handle on Covid, so much time was wasted. Our last Christmas together was not together. Our last vacation, was not together. So many things we took for granted pre-Covid were missed. Most of all I’m sad that she is gone, but also relieved that she is not suffering and that she is now reunited with those she loved and lost.
Circle of life, I guess….. It’s always harder for those left behind. To quote this wise woman who will be missed
“Love each day, kiss your husbands and wives and hug your kids. Life is so short… make it sweet.” 💔
I’m so sorry for your loss. I was glad that I live close to my parents and were able to basically include them in my “circle” so that I did get to see them as much as I wanted. I didn’t get to see my step kids and grandkids as usual though. And, in the end, even after all of the precautions, CoVID got my dad in Dec. I agree. CoVID is a thief of so many things. Time with loved ones is one of the worst things it took from us.
So sorry about your Dad. Time lost from Covid is time stolen and agree it is worst.