Heather in Quarantine

So it’s me, Foster, and Alex. I was able to make a special trip out to Thomasville before all of this started. I got to go to church with my poppy and spend time with my brothers, sister-in-law, and niece. Other than that, it’s been a lot of balconies sitting, taking pictures of Foster, capturing moments of me in quarantine, reading, and working.  I don’t go live on Facebook so instead, I take a pic and give a note of what is going on in my world. It’s been great to socialize with others through Facebook during this time.  I’ve really developed a virtual community there.  There’s still a lot to do with finishing up this semester and getting that piece of paper at the end of all of this.  Graduation has been cancelled but I’m OK with it. We are still going to the Airbnb in May to get away to Beech Mountain for a few days.  I’m so glad the doors are still open to us there and we have a chance to get away from all of this chaos.  It’s a global pandemic and most everyone in my life has never experienced anything like this. Empty shelves at the store, everything getting cancelled, and being couped up in the house to stay away from people and the virus.  Wearing gloves, masks, constantly washing hands and putting hand sanitizer on after everything you do or touch.  Honestly, I’m starting to feel more depressed at this point. The unknown is so scary to me but I cling to the hope of the Lord and my faith in Him- his protection and sovereignty over my life.  This is going on for another month so I have to prepare myself mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, etc. to take care of myself an guard my heart.  I can’t help but wonder how all of you are doing and when I’ll start to get some readers to communicate through this forum.  This is honestly my favorite place to write and try my best to reach out to others out there – anyone who might be following this blog and have something to say regarding their words on sleeves. I’m blessed to keep smiling and trying to keep a positive attitude – looking at the bright side and embracing these moments.  It’s not been easy; however, imperative.  Some days are just easier than others but some days are really hard.  The President states this should be over by Easter but a lot of people think that is completely crazy to predict right now as the outbreak keeps getting worse and worse.  It’s unreal and hard to process that this is actually happening.  Maybe we all did need to just stop and go inside our homes and reflect on where we are as a country and a human race.  I need God’s mercy, grace, love, affection pouring down on me.  I need to get in His word and pray over my friends, family, and lives that need Him more than we ever have.  I know I do.  I can say that journaling on paper has been particularly hard for a long time but when I write here, it flows out of me.  It’s something I enjoy.  The anticipation that maybe someday I will have readers and the following is exciting.  I know if I keep posting this on Facebook, I might just get people to react to this mission but it’s scary to put this out there. What will people think?  I guess that’s the one thing you have to let go of if you want to put yourself out in the world.  All I know is that this pandemic is absolutely part of the Lord’s story He is writing for us. A friend told me this yesterday and it struck me. It was so beautiful to remember how in control He is and He is watching over us and making decisions for us and others.  He decides to take the people home that He wants in His heavenly realm right now and unfortunately, some people’s time was simply up…  It’s sad to think about but I hope it is a wake-up call for everyone out there that we need the Lord. We need to accept Him as our savior.  I hope I can post some more exciting, hobby-like pictures soon.  Stay tuned and please let me know how you are doing.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Heather in Quarantine

  1. Hi Heather, we had parking lot church today, stayed in the cars and the preacher preached from door way, but I got there early and went down to visit with our precious Angel , and let her know I was glad she was in heaven now, because if she was still here, we couldn’t even come see her now.
    I k ow God has us in his hands , so I am not worried, I pray for our nation and people who have this, but I know for everything there is a reason, so I’m trusting Jesus!!! Love you

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  2. Hi Heather, we had parking lot church today, stayed in the cars and the preacher preached from door way, but I got there early and went down to visit with our precious Angel , and let her know I was glad she was in heaven now, because if she was still here, we couldn’t even come see her now.
    I k ow God has us in his hands , so I am not worried, I pray for our nation and people who have this, but I know for everything there is a reason, so I’m trusting Jesus!!! Love you

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  3. Sue,

    How precious. What a great idea and a wonderful way to continue worship and fellowship LIVE!! We are working on getting Nana’s tombstone up asap. I’ve really been thinking about that too, and just how God took her home just in time. I can’t wait to come to visit her gravesite when all of this is over. thank you so much for sharing your words on sleeves!! God is so good and He’s got us! Love you!

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