I am guessing that we all know, or know of, someone who has contracted COVID-19. Many recover, some do not. The losses are heartbreaking. We see the emotional and physical toll this disease takes on first responders and essential workers on the nightly news, as they bear witness to great suffering with compassion, while also wondering about their own safety and the wellbeing of their families. And then, there is the economic impact, the isolation, the fear about an uncertain future. All so tragically overwhelming.
We see the impact on our clients every day in ways big and small. In a world that was already harsh and nearly impossible to navigate, the added losses from the coronavirus are hard to watch, and even harder to experience. Our staff in the field are supporting clients in ways they hadn’t expected. Sometimes the added challenges leave us searching for words. Other times, the little victories remind us why we put ourselves out there, to be a beacon of light during these dark times. There are many stories of despair, yet if we look hard enough there is also hope.