Thankful Tonight

There were empty seats at the table across America today, for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, there will be a lot more people missing Christmas and New Year’s in the next couple of months. This is a certainty. Images of people filling airline lobbies and check-in lines, cars snaking through the freeways. Our frontline medical people are already exhausted and traumatized by what they’ve been handling for many months now. They see those images of travelers, too. Many put desperate pleas on social media, begging us to stay home for the holidays this year so we can all be together next. They see the wave coming, but they can’t rest and prepare. How must it feel to be pouring out more than you have to give, day after day, and then see future patients move the virus all around the country. I am so thankful to all the staff at all the hospitals, dealing with the sickest of the sick. I’m also thankful my extended family stayed home and will for Christmas, too. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Published by Sara, short reads

I'm a middle-aged wife and mother of two adult sons. I've been a teacher, counselor, medical transcriptionist, student teacher supervisor, substitute teacher and retail clerk. Staying home now due to fibromyalgia. Seeking purpose.

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