I have been wondering for months now why people do not just keep others more informed about their journey with COVID? Why do people who get COVID seem to go silent? Why do I not know more about the personal side of walking through the illness.
And then I got it.
I didn’t feel like updating people every few hours on my progress. Which was actually pretty hard to determine. There were the routine symptoms of fever, a splitting headache (worst I’ve ever had), a mild nagging cough, and sinus pressure. I also lost my sense of smell and taste for a few days. Like there were absolutely no flavors or smells.
But a symptom I wasn’t ready for, was a cautiousness to any optimism. I didn’t want to report every little improvement when everything I was reading indicated that the worst part of COVID is a potential false recovery around days 7-10. Many people find improvements in initial symptoms only to slide into a secondary respiratory distress later on. Even as I write this I am still cautious in my optimism here at day 13 since symptoms.
What I was eager to communicate during my COVID positive quarantine were the truths that God continued to teach me through His Word each day. I wanted to communicate the kindness we felt from so many people who brought us meals and ran errand for us. And I also wanted to be sure that people knew that we experienced the prayers they were offering up on our behalf! God brought us through COVID as a family. It was a tough week of flu-like symptoms for my family. We know that it doesn’t impact everyone the same way, and it can be downright devastating. So we consider ourselves once again to be beneficiaries of God’s grace. We are thankful for the many kindnesses and most importantly the many prayers offered to the Father on our behalf.
I credit our current status to God. He for some reason has decided to not make this a respiratory nightmare for me and my family. I know that this could’ve been much worse. I can say honestly, I am glad to have gone through this simply for the fact that it is what God desired for us here at the start of November. I do not wish this virus on anyone. But I do wish the kindness and grace we received through this journey on everyone. It has been a positive experience going through this COVID positive experience with such a positive church! We love you all so very much, ReCAST! And I look forward to being back together in the gathering of His people this Sunday!