I’m not going to lie. This is a pretty strange and sadder Memorial Day than most for me. Like everything else in life, COVID-19 is making its impact felt. At least it is for me. I usually really enjoy Memorial Day where my family heads to the cemetery to see the headstones of our family members. Some we knew well and some we didn’t know at all. We’d all tell stories and share memories about these loved ones. This year, at least some of my family is still heading there, but it’s just not the same when we can’t all be there together and be able to exchange hugs and affection for each other.
I guess it’s a good reminder that life is short and we have to make the most of our time here on earth with the ones we love. You never know what’s coming around the corner. I’m still blessed in so many ways to have my wife and kids together with me. Lonely isn’t how I’d describe our house with 4 kids that have too much energy. It’s presented its own challenges, but no more than everyone else and often less. We still live in a good time as comparison to so many of my ancestors. Many of my ancestors walked thousands of miles across the plains to find a better life. Crazy to consider the sacrifices they made for our future.
Also, my thoughts are with all the frontline workers this Memorial Day as well. Many have seen scenes they’ll never forget and may never fully recover from. I’ve seen stories of others that feel the guilt that they’re not in that situation. I’m amazed by the dedicated healthcare workers I know and am connected with and all they do to battle COVID-19. We appreciate all you do and all you sacrifice.
Tomorrow we’ll be back with our regularly scheduled health IT content. We hope you and yours have had as good a Memorial Day as possible. I’m going to go hug the ones I love tight and hopefully make a memory we can share later.