What would you have done?
If you had known on March 1st that the world was going to change dramatically and that you had one week to do anything that you wanted to do before you went into lockdown – what would you do?
My friend Jane shared this question with me this morning as we were talking about how we longed to see our moms who are both in care centers. I told her it was a great blog post and I expect the answers that I seek from my readers will be varied.
I am sure a great many of you are like me – we just want to spend the time with our loved ones. I have been very fortunate to have been able to live with my best friend through all of this. I have also been able to see my sons and their wives during this time as they have gotten tested repeatedly so that they can visit us safely. I also count myself very fortunate because I did get to see my mom several times in February and even though that trip had a lot of drama associated with it ( travel sometimes does) I persevered and did it.
So if the question was asked and you answered honestly – what would your answer be? Would you spend the time taking one last trip abroad? Would you get your hair and nails done? Would you sit and do nothing, absolutely nothing, for an entire week? Would you redecorate? Would you fill your freezer with baked goodies? I would love to know.
Leave me a comment and fill me in on what you would do if this was the scenario. Thanks for playing along and thanks to Jane for the great prompt today. All comments made on the blog during the month mean a 50 cent donation to Transylvania Christian Ministry – Sharing House. They can definitely use the extra help during this time.
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Without a doubt, sit by my mom’s side and just enjoy the quiet and the essence of the beautiful woman who gave me life.
Absolutely my answer as well. Of course! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!
Spending those days with my mom would have been so precious. xo
Yes!!! A million times yes.
We were on a 3 week vacation and we came home just as our lockdown started. So we did get to spend the last normal week having fun. But that also meant we came home to bare cupboards and fridge. I do wish we could have had one more family night out together. My family has kept in close contact so life has been fine for us. Thankful!
Full cupboards and freezer and fridge would have definitely helped . And one more hugging family night! Definitely!
My ideal wish would have been to have Kirtie’s big wedding in Champaign although, truth be told, the small “minimony” in our backyard was very lovely. She spent a lot of tears over the people and things she had to delay til post-COVID days.
I can only imagine the disappointment but you had a really beautiful minimony and I loved the happiness I saw in the pictures.
The one thing that comes to mind is taking our planned Spring Break trip to see my sister and nieces early and not miss out on hugging them. One of my nieces said to my sister she wishes we could have made it to Germany and then gotten stuck there with them. ❤️
Yes! All the hugs!!! That is what I miss!!
I would visit Mom in her care center. I saw her the last weekend before care centers closed to visitors here in MN. At the time, I didn’t know what lay ahead.
In thinking about this I would have spend more time with my family and Church family I miss the fellowship and the hugs.
Since we were traveling in March when the lockdown became a reality, I can’t use my usual answer which is traveling. So….I think I would have spent it being better prepared: more food in the freezer and pantry and a wagon-load of books from the library to keep something on hand to read (I get tired of reading on kindle and want a book in my hands).
I think your answer is very similar to what I would have done. Being prepared is always a good thing when you have the time and means to do it.