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April 1.20: Coping


Tomorrow, said the bard,

creeps from day to day.

Tomorrow, Annie sang,

the sun will come out to play.

I prefer the winsome second

but I feel the somber first

as  fearful grim realities

grind from bad to worst.


Now it’s personal, dear reader. My son is presumed positive.

And so we wait.

I wish I could say April Fool!


10 thoughts on “April 1.20: Coping

  1. I purposely didn’t hit ‘like’ on this one. Yes, it definitely gets personal when a family member is positive. Here’s hoping he is one of the fortunate ones who has slight symptoms and he’s back to good health in no time. Please keep us posted how he is doing. My prayers and positive thoughts to both of you, and even that doesn’t truly represent how I feel about this news. Take care of yourself, Maureen. ❤️

    • Thank you, Judy. It’s scary. With you, I’m hoping he’s back to good health quickly. I can only wait, but I don’t have to be patient! I think we moms/grandmas have had it up to here with this whole mess.

  2. Waiting and not knowing can be so hard. Wishing with all my heart that your son stays in good health and that you and your family stay safe and well. Sending a virtual hug to you.

  3. I’m so sorry that it truly has become personal. My thoughts and prayers are with you, hoping that he’s among the majority with mild symptoms. I’m adding my virtual hug to Tamara’s.

    • Thank you, Shirah! Thus far he seems to have some kind of wild flu, and if it doesn’t get worse we will be very grateful.

  4. Oh no!!! What a shock. I wish you could too. Sending some more hugs and my very best wishes for your son and all your family. You’ll be firmly in my thoughts.

  5. I believe I just let out what would be called a rueful laugh. You are so right!

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