No, you’re not confused about the day of the week! It really is Friday! The Pulse (like the check in) is running a day behind this week. Like my favorite quarantine pick-me-up the Holderness Family says, though – “time has a different sort of meaning these days!”
As we prepare for our 10th online service, there’s a lot about our Sundays that has started to feel really good, and connective. And yet…every week that goes by I wonder “how much longer before we can be together again?” I know I’m not alone.
This is the week where my eyes decided they were done with video calls. Seriously, by Tuesday afternoon, I could barely open them. What stage of quarantine did you hit this week?
A couple months ago, I showed up at a meeting where I was supposed to meet a Poudre School District administrator about a proposal they had for how Foothills could better support vulnerable students. As I sat down, I thought I recognized the person they wanted me to meet. But it took the whole hour before we both realized we live next door to each other!
Another week of sheltering-in-place has passed. How are you doing? I’ve realized that in a given day my answer often includes nearly every feeling word I know. From scared to angry to wonder to anguish to blah. Sometimes all at once.
It hit me today that in just a few days, my family and I will have been sheltering-in-place for a full month. A month ago tomorrow the Governor declared a state of emergency. This Sunday – Easter Sunday! – will be our fifth Sunday online! It feels both longer and shorter. Time is a really strange thing in a pandemic.
How are you holding up? Wherever you are, and however you are doing, as Sean shared on Sunday, you are loved, and it is enough.
Wherever you are, and however you’re doing, you are not alone. We are all in this together.