Hard to believe that it’s been well over one year now since the onset of the pandemic.
Life changed in ways most of us could have never imagined.
Well, at least not I.
Through all the ups and downs of Covid19, it was often difficult to stay positive.
Who could forget the American cruise ship passengers abandoned at sea?!
Senior citizens left drifting afloat to “keep the numbers down”.
A miracle was going to happen!
It (the pandemic) was just going to disappear one day!
The healthiest of societies are built on firm foundations.
They do their best to ensure no one is left behind, especially the most vulnerable.
Too many in our society perished needlessly.
In progressive communities everyone matters!
Even those who look, sound, love and are abled differently.
One of the few voices I always listened to and trusted was Dr. Fauci’s!
His advice is based on facts and science.
He’s been a steadfast beacon of light during the pandemic.
Vaccines have never been my thing unless deemed absolutely necessary.
But I also knew if Dr. Fauci said it is safe I’d get vaccinated.
Masks, staying physically distanced and all the diligent hand washing is getting old.
I still do all three of these things every single day.
Better safe than sick or dead!
Imagine my surprise when in late March I got notified that I qualified for the vaccine.
I immediately logged onto the OHA website and chose Easter Sunday.
A few hours later I got another email from OHA stating there had been a mistake.
I was one of 11,000 people who had gotten the invitation by accident.
But since we’d all had a difficult year we got to keep the dates!!
The more people are getting vaccinated against Covid the better.
I hope anti-vaxxers will inform themselves with facts and have a change of heart.
Personally, I couldn’t live with myself if I infected anyone and caused them to get ill or die.
Every time I hear of friends and acquaintances getting their shots I smile!
Nothing makes me happier than hearing someone say
“I got my shot!”
Easter Sunday I drove to the Oregon Convention Center here in Portland.
Hundreds of people were already waiting in line when I arrived.
Turns out I was one of 8900 Oregonians getting their shot that day at the OCC.
The organization and speed with which this vaccination clinic moved was incredible.
It took a little over one hour for me from start to finish.
I didn’t even feel the needle!
This was the happiest Easter ever in my entire life!
Thank you with all my heart to everyone involved in helping to end this pandemic.
Thank you also for getting vaccinated and
being a part of the solution.