Hope everyone has dug out of the snow and that you are enjoying all the icicles as the sun shines through them as the snow melts.
With all the snow, the initial signs of spring are hidden. If the crocuses are coming up, we cannot see them. Hopefully as the snow melts, we will see that green of spring poking up through the grass and in our flower beds. The trees don’t seem to be budding out yet, they must be waiting for the snow to melt away as well. I look forward to all the new growth the snow will lead to as it provides sustained water to all the plants waiting to grow and bloom again.
With more and more people getting vaccinated, I look forward to the new growth that will lead to as well. While we need to keep vigilant with mask wearing and physical distancing, we can feel more confident that we are protecting ourselves and others when we are also vaccinated and more around us are vaccinated. Helping my mom to try to find an open vaccine appointment has shown me how frustrating the process can be. I hope many of you are having success finding an open appointment, getting your vaccine scheduled, and getting administered those vaccines. Hopefully Nicole and I will get ours soon as more Ohio locations open up to those who are at a higher risk due to medical conditions.
It will still be a while before we are back to having in-person services. I miss seeing all your faces and most of all, I miss the genuine hugs received from so many. Distant and virtual hugs just aren’t the same, but it is what we have for now with those outside of our bubble.
Be sure to watch spring arrive, watch the greens of spring show up in more and more places, enjoy the sun helping to melt the snow and provide us warmth through the cold. While I have enjoyed my time outside shoveling, getting fresh air, waving at neighbors as they walk or drive by, I look forward to longer times outside as the warmer temperatures allow for it. Stay safe, stay warm!
Virtual hugs to all!
February 21, 2021.