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If We Learn Nothing

Last night we attended our granddaughter’s graduation from high school. Each speaker mentioned the pandemic because these students spent their freshman year at home. Their classes were online. But they persevered and are now celebrated for their achievement. I am proud of my granddaughter’s hard work!

My thoughts returned to 2020 and 2021. I was glad that our church continued to meet (outside) and for a while on zoom. During the summer months I hosted a Bible study in my backyard. Some of my grandchildren transitioned to homeschool with one day per week instruction in approved group setting.

We coped but was the lock-down necessary? I am glad that there are congressional hearings taking place.

As I was gardening in the backyard, more memories surfaced. I saw the iron pole in my shed that I had used to hang a hummingbird feeder. I had found joy in seeing a couple hummingbirds visit the feeder. I remembered the seeds that I had exchanged with my brother and sister—we were saving seeds from heirloom tomatoes and basil plants. The community of believers and joy in nature sustained me.

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!

He covers the heavens with clouds;

He prepares rain for the earth;

He makes grass grow on the hills.

He gives beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.

. . . the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,

In those who hope in his steadfast love. Psalm 147: 7-9,11

The pandemic policies have raised more questions. Was the covid vaccine effective? How widespread were the side effects? Chris Cuomo recently admitted that he has side effects from the vaccine, needing treatment. The High Wire reports on this.

Dr. Peter McCullough has raised concern about the childhood vaccine schedule, suggesting a pause until we have accurate safety studies. Vaccines are tested for efficacy but not safety. Parents need to know the risks as well as the benefits of vaccines.

It is important to ask questions and learn from mistakes.

Congratulations to all the 2024 graduates!!

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.