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Get to know this week's family spotlight: Sam and Lashlee Webb, Vivi!
Who do you have in your home with you?
Lashlee, Sam, Vivi (12), Maggie (8)
How is everyone doing?
We are doing fine relatively speaking - cabin fever and missing church seeing family and friends has been the hardest part, but we have honestly enjoyed the time together and a slightly more relaxed schedule.
Are there some things that you have come to appreciate more during this time?
We are much more appreciative of the many blessings we already had, including finances, work opportunities, healthy friends and family, and supportive community. We are thankful to God for opening our eyes a bit more during this time and inspiring us to share God's blessings with others.
Have you created any new Family Traditions or Rituals?
We have been going on walks and drives together and have gained a greater appreciation of the beauty that has always been around us. We have also tried to be more intentional in our giving in support of the church and community organizations that have seen increased demand for their services.
How are you staying connected to family, friends, and the church?
We have been participating in Zoom conferences for Sunday School and other groups organized by the church, worshiping online on Sundays, and visiting in person where possible with friends and family while maintaining social distancing. Vivi completed her confirmation process via Zoom and FaceTime and we are so proud of her and thankful for all the opportunities provided by Lashlee, Vivi, and Maggie made goody bags for the staff at Williamson Medical Center and have been delivering for Meals on Wheels. The girls have also been decorating our home with rainbows and other signs of encouragement and God's love.
Do you have anything else you want to share with our church community? A prayer, a funny story from quarantine, or a word of encouragement?
We are all so thankful for the immense talent, dedication, and love demonstrated by our church staff and family in the midst of a dauntingly different time. These things - just like God's love and grace - were all present before Covid-19 and will be present when it's a distant memory.
In residency, I had the privilege of serving at a mission hospital in Mbingo, Cameroon for a month and was reminded of this song that the folks in the local community sang most mornings during chapel time before starting their workdays:
"Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do
Do not wait to shed your light afar
To the many duties ever near you now be true
Brighten the corner where you are
Just above the clouded skies that you may help to clear
Let not narrow self your way debar
Though into one heart alone may fall your song of cheer
Brighten the corner where your are"
Thanks to all of you for brightening your corners and ours. God be with you till we meet (in person) again.