My brother-in-law lost his battle against the coronavirus last week. His lungs were assisted by a ventilator but his heart just gave up. I had to go to the hospital and settle his affairs and assist my sister, I am now a Person Under Monitoring or PUM
I found especially moving the Litany of Supplication before the Blessed Sacrament. We respond “Save us, O Lord”, “Comfort us, O Lord”, “Grant Us Your Spirit, O Lord” and the words expressed the desperation I felt in my soul.
Day 11 of the Covid Chronicle Today, I want to talk the power of the sun. I have had challenges this week including taking a relative to the hospital and a doctor-friend called me for a long conversation on how one does self-isolation the correct way: a key ingredient is sunlight. Park the car in…
Day 9 Covid Chronicles and I am beginning to appreciate having Leftovers. The photo above shows the food items I bought while travelling in 2019 and didn’t consume. One picks up a lot of little things as presents for others (pasalubong) and also for one’s home (souvenir). On the third version of community quarantine guidelines,…
The work speaks of my hope that the businesses will continue and my job will there at the end of the quarantine
God sees the giver, the salt of earth, the light of the world. May more light the world with hope and love these next days.
I mourn my more carefree way of life before this virus reached our shores. I pray for his soul. I weep because there will be no wake, no eulogy, no tributes for this deserving and kind man. I am sad for his spouse who is now in required isolation. She grieves without a hand to hold or a warm hug. Sadly, their protective dogs are not allowed in the medical facility. I hope to see her one day.