I was talking to my daughter the other day, saying, the times we live in now I never thought would come to pass in my lifetime. These events were only known to many of us through sci-fi movies. Just a month ago, I remembered seeing a young mom struggling to hold it together in the grocery store as her kiddo was going haywire. Now, I wonder how that mom is doing with this social distancing for some and social isolation for others. Honestly, this all feels like a terrible April Fools joke. I have never been one for pranks, but I am really hoping this is one.
However, even though these are uncharted (at least in our lifetime) times in which we live, there is always a bright ray of sunshine to be seen. If Corrie ten Boom (if you do not know her, please google, her story is fascinating) can be thankful for lice in a concentration camp, we can be thankful for government-imposed quarantine. Because we have a family member who is immunocompromised, we have not let anyone in since the cases began to rise, and the virus hit closer to home. It can feel isolating, but the bright side is if this happened just a few years ago, we would not have the technology to be physically apart yet close together. I am sad for the armageddon feel of our times, but thankful for the Jetson’s technology. Visiphones, aka Facetime, Zoom, and Facebook Messenger, are all welcome tools in my home so that the separation doesn’t feel like isolation. Sure, I would love to see and hug my daughter and not just look at her through a screen, but I am thankful that we can at least see each other daily.
Yet, I am aware that many are lonely. Even with all of this technology, there is no one on the other side of the screen for some to connect with. It is heartbreaking. This is one of the reasons why we created the CGE BrUNCH Sisterhood. It is a community of women who are looking to not just be educated in health and wellness or receive quick step-by-step tutorials on cooking, household recipes with essential oils, or how to keep your family safe and well during a pandemic, etc., but women who are looking for a real sense of community when the definition of community continually seems to evolve and has almost become obsolete as we know it. CGE BrUNCH is a safe haven where your questions can be asked and answered with no judgment, and many others will praise you for asking it because it was on their minds too. In these times, where the community is becoming less and less, it is lovely to know there is a place you can call yours. We aim to put the unity back in community.