Liz’s willingness to run our errands on her time and preserve our quality family time.
Learning it’s okay if Ryan doesn’t get as much schooling during this time. Trying is still really good!
Ryan learning Spanish! I love getting to introduce him to more and more words, and for his school getting him exposed so early.
Dwain Evans, a wise man at Bering I have had the pleasure to meet and share fellowship with. Happy birthday Dwain!
Kristen Webernick. Her hilarity, sentimentality, down to earth personality brings a great presence to her work as an RT.
The words MLK spoke in the Mason Temple just before assassination (anniversary today) as he supported the stroke of sanitation workers: “We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountaintop … I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.” This promised land is a vision worth envisioning and seeking.
The nurses, doctors, staff, and others who are going into work still. As a chaplain, I am still considered essential, and I am still going but less often, and I respect those that have to continue as normal.
The day being done. Super long day, with meltdowns all around, so this was a well earned evening!
Grace Chang. Just love seeing her Around the CICU and having her refreshing honesty and openness about herself. Happy birthday Grace!
The poem, “The Flower in the Window”. Just brought joy to me tonight.
Ryans cute pic with my hat!
The health of my parents and health of my in laws at this point during social distancing, both physically and mentally hanging in.
Ashley Cobb. She and her family are always on my mind and heart! And happy birthday Ashley!
The Bering “Living Room Church” that Liz and I got to enjoy! It was so lovely to see faces from all around and see the smiles and hear the challenges each of our friends are meeting.
Keeping in touch with all of my family during this time.
The courage of my mom and dad as they work and support each other and so many of my family. It takes a lot to bear the worry of others as my mom does for family and face it in many ways like my dad does as helps keep the homes running with electricity and water of all those social distances folks in Riverside.
Walking the beach (mostly solo) with Liz yesterday and hearing the consistently faithful crashing of the small waves. Soothing.
Public health experts. We need their wisdom, and they are delivering with courage to people who are restless, losing jobs, and scared and still trying to be rooted in their expertise.
The delivery drivers who are keeping the supply chain moving.
Playing Hand and Foot and all the other fun card games. I will always be grateful for that first night I learned with Stephen, Dawn, Belinda, and Sherry.