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#58 A New Me & New Ways -

With all the news focusing on the coronavirus, COVID-19 or whatever you want to call it,  I started to compare it in ways to our new normal with our own acoustic neuroma.

My life was normal until I heard the words acoustic neuroma. Then everything changed as I started researching the various treatments. I didn’t know what the next day would bring. I still don’t. Now I have had radiation and I continue to wonder from time to time if the tumor is growing, especially on days when I feel off, my balance isn’t quite right.

Our lives were “normal” until we heard we had a pandemic of COVID-19 on our hands. I never heard of this virus before, like I had never heard of an acoustic neuroma before.

Today I have to think about so many things I never questioned before.

  • How long will I see people wearing masks?
  • When will I be able to hug my relatives again in person and not worry about a virus?
  • When can folks return to work? To group meetings? To church?
  • When will we be able to go to a restaurant to sit down and eat?
  • When will I be able to get a haircut, a massage, a pedicure, a book from the library?
  • When will a vaccine be developed?
  • When can we visit friends and relatives in the hospital?
  • When we will have a definite treatment for the virus?
  • When can I fly/travel anywhere I want?

I wonder if the virus is spreading like I sometimes wonder if my tumor is growing? Will I need treatment or additional treatment? Will my loved ones need treatment for this ugly virus?

How will I be different once I have had treatment? How might our country be different once this threat has passed?

So many questions. In conclusion, we don’t know what our future holds. We never did. But we know who holds our future in HIS hands. We know He is in charge, in control of it all. And He loves us. Those thoughts bring me peace and I pray it does the same for all who read this.

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Readers, How about taking a selfie of yourself wearing your mask? There are lots of pictures on the web of folks with masks, but I want a picture of one of you wearing his/her mask. Here’s the link for sending the picture. Thanks.  

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Heavenly Father, Please guide the scientists and researchers in their study of this virus. Please be with our national and state leaders. Give them wisdom in their decisions. We pray for the patients and the medical workers in the hospital. Help them to know You are sovereign. Amen.

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16  


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