This year 2020 has been definitely dangerous because of the Corona Virus. Many people have died. Many people have lost family members without being able to say good bye with dignity. In the news there is nothing but sadness, sick people fighting for their lives. Doctors and nurses are working in extreme situations, they look and feel helpless from seeing so many deaths and how people continue to not take care of themselves or others. There are many people without jobs struggling to survive. Old people who cannot go out or receive visits, making their loneliness more difficult. It has been really hard for my children to study online, they cannot share with their friends and learn normally. For parents and teachers the work has multiplied.
This year we baptized our baby. In others times we would have celebrated with a big party, but we couldn’t. We don’t want to get sick, and we are taking our own precautions. We wear masks, wash our hands frequently, and go out only to do the essentials. The saddest thing of all of this is that we cannot visit each other and so many feel isolated.
Despite all the bad things we are going through, we must strive to value and appreciate everything that we do and that we do have. We, the family, spend time together at home, trying to find new ways to spend time together as a family. When COVID-19 is over, if I am alive, I will have a party with all my relatives and friends to thank God. We will celebrate life, and I will hug everyone a lot to make up for all the time I couldn’t.
Submitted by Sandra Hernandez, Santa Cruz County – Watsonville.