We’ve been hunkered down for the last almost month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m more fortunate than most, since I am lucky enough to have someone to share these quarantined times with in my home. Besides, we both essentially work from home, so our work day schedules have been minimally disrupted, so as I said, we are luckier than most.

Unfortunately however, for this mom, the extensions of my soul –my three guys — are not with us. They are all living and working, for the most part, about 1 1/2 hours away. We keep in touch and actually have a video chat scheduled for later today.

Fortunately, (I’ve tried to always look for the positive in any situation for mu own mental health) we are blessed in many ways. No one in our family, or our extended family, and friends, as far as I know as I write this, are ill. We are lucky to live in this time, with this technology, so we can “see” and “share” with those we love, those who make us laugh and those we hold close to our hearts.

I’ve tried to make the best of things, focusing on making things (okay, mostly carbs, but hey, it’s a pandemic), keeping busy and trying to smile and laugh. I don’t always succeed, like the time I brought down into tears driving back from the grocery store when the reality of the fact that I could contract this virus, bring it home and potentially be the cause of my husband (who has asthma) catching this and potentially having a horrible outcome.

Wherever you are, may you be blessed with the love of family and friends, no matter how far from you on this day. Happy Easter, may this season of birth and renewal bring you good health and happiness.