All day, well most of the day, I have been washing rugs and hanging them outside to dry, cleaning house, bathrooms, mopping floors, etc. It sounds like fun, I know. NOT! Come 4:00 p.m. I turned the T.V. on to see what our governor has decided to do about lifting the coronavirus restrictions for our state.
Before anyone shuts me down, gets mad, wants to yell obscenities at Governor Kemp, I want to thank him for using not only the medical advice, statistics for our state, etc, information he has been given, but using common sense.
Yes, hallelujah, he has opened our state! But with some restrictions especially for the elderly. Those over 65 years of age, those in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior care homes are told they “have to be sequestered until June 12th.”
I fully understand that we must protect our elderly even though my heart goes out to them because family members and friends cannot visit, except through a glass window or door. There are no hugs, no special treats handed to a loved one, no physical contact inside or outside in “safe areas”, communication is via phone or from outside and they are required to eat alone in their rooms because gathering in the dining room is prohibited.
(Side note: I do want to give a huge shout out to The Oaks at Hampton Senior Living facility where my 91 year old friend is. They have gone way above and beyond the call of duty in keeping her and the other wonderful people safe and entertained as much as humanly possible. Thank you Jesus!)
Did you hear me? I do understand these restrictions for the elderly! But this over 65 year old woman is not going to be told by the government that I HAVE TO REMAIN in my house for another month and a half! Those in the above mentioned facilities have no choice – but I do!
Obviously I will be using common sense so as to protect others as well as myself but if I want to go celebrate at a restaurant that is open, I am definitely going to do exactly that, or if I want to sunbathe on a beach I will do that, too.
Call it a rebellious spirit, stubbornness, or whatever you want to, but the last time I looked I still live in America and still have God given freedoms. If for some reason I happen to leave this earth then you will hear reverberating loudly across the skies…
HELLO JESUS, I’M HOME!
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