Quarantined but Still Going to Celebrate!

Unless you have not been paying attention at all, this Coronavirus pandemic is something out of a movie. It’s very scary to see something that cannot be seen causing so much panic to the point of store shelves getting cleared and the phrases of “Social Distancing” and “Self Quarantining” becoming the new norm on how we go to find this major issue in the world.

In our home, we have been doing our best to follow the rules and keep things sanitary. My wife has been amazing with keeping things cleaned and our food controlled with all home-cooked meals to be able to assure our best to not be affected by this virus.

My main position in the world is information technology. The last couple of weeks have been very busy making sure we can stay connected to support our users correctly.  We, unfortunately, were affected enormously with the pandemic from a business pint of view.  The hard decision was made this week to have to furlough some employees until things can get back under control. 

As my wife and I go through the stress of all of this, she and her friends came up with an amazing idea.   At 9 PM every night they have decided to family prayer.  This prayer would concentrate on asking God to be with those affected by this pandemic and praying whatever concerns that may be on our minds.   I have found this to be my most favorite time each day.

We as a family always try to look into the positives of each week.  I was blessed to interview for this blog on KSN station as well as contacted from the station to do another interview regarding the internet and the effect of home-use during this time.  I also have been in talks with a couple of local sports stations on future interviewers about this journey and blog.

The best part of the week was that my beautiful wife celebrated her 40th birthday! We had originally scheduled a party bus but with the restrictions, we had to put it off to a later date.  We ended up having a “Virtual Birthday” using the Go to Assist so she could talk to all her family.   It was awesome to see the smile on her face and everyone also did the prayer at 9 PM together online.

We also found out that my son Joey was offered a full ride to Cowley County Community College!  Good job Joey!!

In my running journey, I have started doing all my runs outside.  The last race for Grandma was an amazing experience but limiting myself to a treadmill had spoiled me and affected my performance on the street.  A lot of the races have been converted to Virtual Races…   What has been cool though is that my kids have been getting in on the action?  My daughter Bella had been my official “pacer” on runs at night and even my oldest son Joey started to go with me.

Now time to focus on the next race this Saturday and I have a lot of people in mind that are going through a hard time.

I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. – Revelation 3:8

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