Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The pandemic has affected society in so many ways. I still try and be friendly, I will say hi to anyone I meet. One day, I was in Walmart, and this old couple were so sweet, barely walking, but looking like they had one glorious life. And this was a day, my arthritis was flaring up, but I did my usual "Hello" to them, and they said, "Young man, we come in this store everyday to walk and get the groceries we need for the next day, and you are the first person in weeks, that has spoken to us. Keep doing what your are doing, because your don't know the joy you bring." This made me think more of what I do, and how often I am so absorbed in my problems, and don't really look at what others may be going through. I try and remember this encounter, when I get down in the dumps because of what life dishes out, and I think back to that couple. Their little shuffle together arm-in-arm, They are truly making the best our of life. I tell myself that all will be good once again, someday. We were a bit down in the dumps yesterday, as it was Reagan's third birthday. They waited to open her gifts from us, until we got on Facetime. Her eyes got so big as she opened her gifts. I hope that this is the last birthday we have to miss for the kids. I could tell that they have Brad on steroids again, as his face looks bloated. He said all is good considering. When I tried to press him on it, he said, "Dad this is Reagan's, day, not mine. Let's focus on her." I don't know if there is something going on or what Margaret is going to call Kati's mom today, and see if there is anything going on that they are not telling us. He doesn't want to bother us with his problems as we have our own, but he doesn't realize that a parent's love doesn't stop when they are grown up.