Like most of you, I’ve been “self-quaratining” at home since March 16. This is week six of only leaving the house for quick shopping trips, of working from home and having Paul home by 3 most days.
Honestly, those things are basically my ideal life situation and I’ve enjoyed the chance to soak up extra time at home, enjoying the beautiful South Carolina weather from my deck. However – the uncertainty, the quickly changing circumstances and the lack of personal freedom have been difficult.
(I don’t mean “lack of personal freedom” in a political sense. I’m referring to the fact that I have chosen to limit my in-person interactions with people outside my household in order to keep myself from unknowingly infecting them. That’s a personal choice and I respect whatever decisions you’ve made in that respect.)
The pandemic and its repercussions are not over, but I believe that I don’t have to wait until the trial or difficulty is over before I have something to share with others. Here are the things I’ve observed and learned in the last 5-6 weeks.
God’s Word is my only source for reliable, unchanging Truth. (Proverbs 30:5)
It doesn’t matter what other people think of me! (Proverbs 29:25)
I love being home. I already knew that.
Paul and I can do home projects together! We stained the deck, re-mulched the front landscaping and pressure washed the house together and had a (mostly) good time doing it. I honestly did not think that was possible. 🙂
I still enjoy playing piano from the hymnal as much as I ever did!
Don’t take these things for granted:
- Being able to spend the weekend with family in another state
- Celebrating holidays or birthdays with family
- Being able to stop into a store to make a free return or to browse for something fun
- The small business, restaurant or store I love
No matter what happens in the next six weeks, I’m thankful that I can rest in God’s sovereign control over it all. “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:21
How have you felt about quarantine life? What have you learned?
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