Sunday, April 11, 2021

COVID KILLS

 I am in Georgia. After three days we finally made it. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers. My sister succumbed to COVID Friday afternoon as we were on the first leg of our trip. I was not surprised after listening to my nephew describe all that was being done and all that was happening.

Still, I was disappointed that I did not make it in time to tell her goodbye. We finally arrived here at her house and I kept expecting to see her come out the door saying, "Hello, my darling!". She didn't and now I am just sad and tired. The service will be Tuesday morning at 11 am. I should be pretty wrung out after that! In the meantime I feel much like Alice must have felt after falling down the rabbit hole.

Everything is surreal. After crossing the Georgia state line I have only seen one masked face. I am fully vaccinated, although I still have that two week period to fulfill to meet maximum immunity and I have a mask on!! Why? Because, even though my chin itches with irritation, and I hate wearing the thing, I am worth every precaution I take. If I ever doubted how lethal this virus is (I didn't), all I have to do is remember that this killed my sister.

I am too tired to jump up on my soap box right now, but I do feel a rant coming on! I need a nap and some dog kisses to rejuvenate. Then I will start my campaign to make my nephews listen to reason and get the vaccine. Anyone close by will also hear what I have to say about it. Like it or not.

You can all look forward to upcoming posts about this trip. So much blog material, it will take days to organize my thoughts. HeWho will have his ongoing starring role as I recount all our adventures, so, stay tuned!

13 comments:

Carol said...

I am so sorry about your sister.

Unknown said...

So sorry Kathy. I lost my own younger sister 3 weeks ago. It is hard.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. And to this horrible virus, no less. You keep that mask on and stay away from people. We can't lose you. Your dogs especially can't lose you.

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Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about your sister. A hurt only you can understand.
Looking forward to your well deserved rant.
Jackie

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you lost your sister, and sorrier still that you didn't get to say goodbye. But there's always a blessing. I find comfort in being able to remember the person as they were the last time I saw them.

I survived COVID, and pray that I never get it again. I follow the CDC guidelines and pray that my husband does not bring it home again. This virus can make you so miserable, and so sick that death seems like the only rational and easy way out. Take care of yourself in a world that seems to have gone mad. The hospital bills, the risks to caregivers and loved ones is not worth the price.

I pray for your heart's ease, your safety and well-being. Know that we're with you in spirit.

Be well. We look forward to the laughter you make.

Leslie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I was praying you would get a chance to see her but always remember no matter what she loved you and left this earth knowing you loved her. Most of my family and friends have received or planning to get the vaccine. Much different than when I asked my group of friends New Years Eve while we were having a Zoom game night. I was the only one that said I was going to get it. Happy to say now all but one changed their minds. Not sure about the one as she is currently dealing with the unexpected passing of her mother. I hope you have quality time with the family while you are there.

Joanne Noragon said...

It sounds as if you have male relatives who think they are invincible. Good luck with that.

Kathy G said...

Sorry to hear your sad news.

River said...

I'm so sad you didn't get to say goodbye to your sister. I heartily wish more people in your country would wear a mask and do the right social distancing thing. stay safe and spread the word.

RunNRose said...

Just hugs, Kathy.

Debby said...

Sorry to hear of your sister passing away. Take care

ellen abbott said...

yes, covid kills and when it doesn't kill it does serious damage down the road. I'm sorry you didn't get to tell your sister goodby. sorry that you have lost here. sorry she lived in a state full of dumbass republicans.

Val said...

So sorry for the loss of your sister. We miss our departed loved ones every day. I'm still not over my mom's death six years ago, but now find comfort in the memories of our good times. It's a long process.