When COVID Strikes

Covid has landed in my household.

I have to admit, it frightened me.

 

Thank God for vaccines and boosters.

We all had our jabs.

 

Still, it scares me.

Eldest daughter has mild symptoms.

 

A scratchy throat is what prompted the testing.

One out of four turned out positive.

 

Three of us show no symptoms at all.

Stuck at home to ride out the tide.

 

I am grateful it’s not a serious hit.

Just the discipline of riding out the wave.

 

Glad I’m a home person.

I can deal with quarantine for number of days.

 

However, I must admit that I am struggling with my mind.

The thoughts that come to surface stress me out.

 

The what if’s.

When will this end?

 

I have to be strong and block off thoughts about dad.

I can’t see him and hold his hand for now.

 

Thinking about this gives me a headache.

Sleepless nights tossing and turning.

 

I’m not sure actually what I am fretting about.

I do wish the tide mellows and this ride comes to an end soon.

Comments 4

 
Stephen Evans on Tuesday, 04 January 2022 23:27

It is a fretful time - sending good thoughts and wishes for health.

It is a fretful time - sending good thoughts and wishes for health.
Rosy Cole on Wednesday, 05 January 2022 16:38

So very sorry to hear that, Rina. Prayers for you and your family, not forgetting your dear father, that 'this ride comes to an end soon'. God Bless you and give you peace.

So very sorry to hear that, Rina. Prayers for you and your family, not forgetting your dear father, that 'this ride comes to an end soon'. God Bless you and give you peace.
Virginia M Macasaet on Wednesday, 05 January 2022 22:22

I realise that thankfully in our home the storm is mild. The challenge is all in the mind. Watching the news reports does not help. What helps is one's determination to overcome the power of the mind in terms of what it thinks. The paranoia, fear, uncertainty is a tough battle. But with faith, peace and trusting in one's higher being the turbulence simmers down.

I realise that thankfully in our home the storm is mild. The challenge is all in the mind. Watching the news reports does not help. What helps is one's determination to overcome the power of the mind in terms of what it thinks. The paranoia, fear, uncertainty is a tough battle. But with faith, peace and trusting in one's higher being the turbulence simmers down.
Rosy Cole on Wednesday, 05 January 2022 22:38

Most people seem to recover quickly from this latest variant, although it is apparently a lot more contagious than its predecessors. x

Most people seem to recover quickly from this latest variant, although it is apparently a lot more contagious than its predecessors. x
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There's great wisdom and peace in living 'in the moment'. Not everything needs a label. GB x
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