Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
– 1 Corinthians 13:7-8
Covid 19 has caused a creepy devastation to the mind, body, and spirit of all ages. Many elderly parents and loved ones are lost to words and questions about what is happening outside of their place of dwelling. With technology being the primary way of communicating, the elderly feels alone and abandoned especially, the ones that are living in nursing homes, senior living communities, and assisted living facilities.The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) stated that?
Among adults, the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk.?Therefore, this risk comes with restrictions that have closed public visitation in many senior living communities. This shut down can cause many people to suffer with depression, anxiety, and loneliness, therefore, it is especially important to keep ?Love?visible. Now is not the time to be silent nor selfish in showing love. Family love is what strengthen our elderly.Love speaks loudly! It is so important to show love and kindness has we continue to face the unknown during this pandemic.
LOVE STRENGTHENS US. LOVE MAKES IT RIGHT.
Parents should teach their children how to love God’s way at a young age then their children will learn how to love them back and how to love others. When I was in college, my best friend introduced me to her mom and siblings. She was excited about me meeting them and expressed how much she loved them even though she said, they could be mean sometimes. Years passed and her mother was diagnosed with dementia. My friend quit her job to take care of her mother at home. She provided at home care for her mother for ten years.
As she took care of her mother, my friend would always say I love you to her mom and her mom would say it back to her. My friend loved taking care of her mom. My friend loved her mom and the feeling was mutual as the disease progressed. Yes, love makes it right. I remember Tina Turner singing a song, what’s love got to do with it?
I answer that question with one word which is everything. Let’s not forget to help those who are in need and let us be sensitive to the needs and feelings of the elderly. During this shut down, families can participate in virtual conversations and activities with loved ones using many platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet. Send love by calling daily to tell them that you love them.
Find beautiful, meaningful cards to mail to your loved one, and above all pray for God to protect us and comfort us with the fruit of the Spirit: love, peace, joy, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, patience and self-control. These desires can help you and your loved ones get through this pandemic. Again, love makes it right!
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