I just want to start off by expressing my utmost gratitude to all of those who continue to work during these challenging times. While putting yourselves in harm’s way all for the sake of your community’s health and safety. Please know y’all are constantly on my mind and in my prayers.
This blog post is in no way trying to judge or convince anyone what they should be doing or how they should be living their life.
I respect each individual’s decision and trust that in their own right are trying their best.
Because that’s all we can ever ask of someone.
This is only my personal experience.
Khang and I are on “Day 10” of social distancing and “Day 1” of our county’s stay-at-home mandate till April 16.
Khang is still working full-time from home, whereas I am not. My dental office is closed except to see emergency patients. This has led me to apply for (temporary) unemployment for the first time in my life. It’s super weird. I have always worked from an early age of 13 years old.
But me being me and finding the positive in every situation, I feel very blessed for this time with not only Khang but with myself. And I’ve been taking full advantage of this “gift of time” basically forced upon us.
Last evening we started up a fire in our pit and had solid flames burning well into the night.
For those who don’t know, I love camping and having a campfire is one of the main reasons why.
So I feel especially lucky that I can now easily procure one on my back deck.
At around 8, I knew I would be warming up to the fire until it died out. It’s just a feeling I had and my mind was made up.
Khang on the other hand was ready to call it a night, so he could go play his computer games, which I was completely fine with.
Me and my fire by ourselves sounded like a wonderful date.
So I encouraged him to go ahead inside, but for whatever reason he cozied up too and laid his head on my lap. Anyone who knows Khang, knows he does not like to slow down.
He fell asleep.
And it was in that moment, I took everything in.
The quiet and still night.
The bright stars above us in the black sky.
The cool and crisp Spring air.
The glowing embers dancing in front of me.
& the warmth it created.
Or was that just the overwhelming feeling of warmth in my heart as my Cinderella of a husband was dozing off in my lap?
Wherever it came from, it was mesmerizing. I let it fill me and let my mind wonder.
Initially thinking of all my goals for 2020 and if I would be able to succeed in each one.
I suddenly reminded myself to stop and just take pleasure in this moment.
A moment that would not have occured because originally something was planned for this weekend, (and the next and the next) which would’ve required all my attention and thoughts.
So, I stopped.
And simply thanked God for this moment.
Hopefully anyone reading this can too in their life right now. Try not to stress or worry.
Happily seize these moments with your loved ones and yourself.
They’re worth remembering.
Thank you for reading and following along