Today was Covid-19 testing day. My mother was directly exposed and my dad and I were exposed to her. She found out on Tuesday that she was with someone who had it on Monday, and thankfully, I wasn’t there. Although I spent time with my mom this week, I was fully masked and not exposed.

I got tested and was negative. I did get antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection. The doctor said that having my cold or allergies bothering me for a couple of weeks was causing my body to need some help. I am so thankful that I wore my mask all week.

The reason I was very careful to wear the mask was because I didn’t want to infect my parents. They are both 84 and in poor health. My mother is frail and has Diabetes. I am now very worried about her. She has no symptoms yet, thankfully.

I will now be praying for her and for my dad who doesn’t wear masks. I hope that he’ll change his mind. I’m so sad for her.

What started as such a perfect fall day with no clouds in the blue sky, is now such a cloud-filled day in my heart. All I can do for her is to pray.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman

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