It was Covid.
Omicron, I’m pretty sure.
It didn’t hit hard … at first …
But the effects seemed to compound and double every day, and everyone in my family got it.
Then, the physical symptoms faded …
But that brain fog is no joke!
And one of my family members needed some special care, and a visit to the hospital, because he couldn’t keep food or water down for several days.
It’s been a bit of a trip.
So, I’m feeling like we’re getting back to normal now …
And I’m hoping to get back on my schedule of posting twice a week here.
Covid hit our family within about a week of the New Year.
My boys were the first with symptoms … and it made the rounds pretty quickly.
It did more than hit physically, though …
And the timing just knocked my goals and resolutions for a loop.
- Making videos on YouTube.
- Posting on Medium.
- Writing posts here.
- Working on some of my long-term writing goals.
All out the window.
A little bit discouraging, to be honest.
And yet …
I am so grateful, and I hope that doesn’t sound trite or cliche after what might have sounded like a bit of complaining.
I really am.
During the lowest points, I caught a glimpse of how bad it could have been …
How bad it could be but for that simple and undeserved thing called grace.
I don’t deserve for our family to be well and happy more than any other family …
And I know some families are suffering deeply right now.
And if you’re one of those people suffering …
Or if you have family members struggling — whether with Covid or its after-effects or some other thing — my thoughts are with you, and my prayers as well.
Don’t expect too much of yourself …
Offer yourself grace during this time.
God knows we all need a little more of it.
And also a little more compassion and extra care — for yourself, for your loved ones.
If you’re in a funk, listen to some good music, read a great book, watch a fun movie …
Or just sleep if that’s what your body needs.
So, those New Year resolutions are gone with the wind …
Who’s to say we can’t make resolutions on January 26th?
Or February first?
Or August 18th?
And maybe, toss those resolutions out the window and just take it one day at a time.
Here’s to grace!
And to taking it one day at a time.