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Amy's Reflections

November 23, 2020

We had a family discussion last night about the plan for Thanksgiving. This is the one holiday that Rick’s mom loves, and we knew she would be heartbroken to hear that we were going to choose to be safe this year and not get together to celebrate. Fortunately, Dr. Whitters had already laid the ground work with her that it wasn’t a good idea for her to host Thanksgiving this year. So, although she shed some tears, we agreed that we would zoom for the meal and still spend time visiting with everyone, we just won’t all be in the same house.   

There is no playbook for how to navigate this pandemic, and we are all doing the best we can. Although it seems that our days are filled with disappointment right now, there are a lot of good things that are happening around us we just have to remember to look for them. The only thing we can control is our attitude.  I am choosing to be optimistic especially with all the positive news regarding the COVID vaccine. I am hopeful we will have access to it soon and that we can start to protect our amazing healthcare workers and our vulnerable populations. I am sure someday we will look back on this time and the lessons we learned as an opportunity. Just know that I am so thankful for the work you do every day to take care of each other and our patients. I wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving!

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