Isolation vacation using imagination This SHOULD be the post I write as we spend our last day at the beach before our return trip home from Florida. During the social distancing and stay home orders due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, you have most likely answered "what day is this?" often. But I know that THIS week the girls are not looking for an answer like "Sunday". What they are looking for is something like "the day at Animal Kingdom". I thought it was bad being asked for the day of the week, this is just that much sadder. We are anxious to give the plans another whirl WHENEVER the Disney parks reopen. In the meantime, please go along with us for our homemade day in Disney...or as we call it, our Disney Isolation Vacation! It is funny how imagination works. And music. And laughter. There were a few moment where things actually felt magical, just in a different way. https://www.facebook.com/smallBeginningscoffee/videos/1194590297547096/ Our Disney Isolation Vacation Continue Reading
Archives for April 2020
*Updated: 3 ways I’ll communicate for my kids if I can’t be with them during a hospital stay.
*As of June 9th a press release was made for the Office of Civil Rights regarding those with disabilities bringing a support person to the hospital when admitted. I was surprised to know that this was still continuing to be an issue! Find the details here: Press release from June 9, 2020 Know your rights booklet https://youtu.be/9y1rOWyf_XM East to follow video with guidance A few weeks ago I watched a friend live out that concern. It had been an unspoken fear for awhile as we heard that those admitted to the hospital during the Covid-19 outbreak have to go alone. Each meal and snack I have become a broken record of "chew that food!! We are NOT going to the Emergency Room with all the germs!" Any walk we take becomes even more concerning to me, "Watch where you are going! Don't drive into anything or off the curb...WE ARE NOT going to the ER!'. This is in addition to the excessive hand washing and social distancing to avoid Coronavirus exposure the best we can. Then a friend asked for prayers as her son aspirated and needed to head to the Continue Reading
Feeling incongruent during the Coronavirus quarantine
I imagine we are all feeling incongruent these days. I think it is one of the things that throws me off the most. We have all this time we weren't counting on, but we can't use it to travel, visit family, or shop for projects. More free time. Less freedom. I can have a moment of life or death panic for my kids after watching the news, and then five minutes later, I am scolding them for something ridiculous. I am both praying for friends with scary symptoms while scrolling through hysterical memes on Facebook. (People are just so clever!) This week has me especially off balance. They are saying it could be the worst two weeks. The Peak. It is also when the novelty of school...and stores... and movies... and hang outs...and church being cancelled seems to have worn off for the girls. Just when we should "lock the doors and pull down the shades" they have decided they can't stand it any more. But stand it we must. Just this week I had a flashback to when the tsunami hit in 2004. All we could do was watch in horror. Seriously, while it happened, that was all Continue Reading