2020 has been an absolutely horrendous year for everyone.
For those of us that have been exposed to Covid-19, it's not fun. It's not fun when you have it. It's not fun when those you love have it. It's not fun being isolated and alone. It's not fun feeling like there is nothing you can do. And it's downright heartbreaking when someone we care about loses their life to it.
Recently, my family experienced an unexpected loss.
For those of you that know my mother, Theresa Cipressi is never a survivor - she's a warrior that takes on all challenges head on. She gives to everyone she knows and is never satisfied with "enough." There is always more fuel in the tank for more.
Not only would this loss truly be a shock without the complexites of the pandemic, which forces us to grieve apart, and contend with the isolation of leaving our loved ones alone, gasping for breath. We must also cope with the repeated hits most families have endured this year. Job loss, loneliness and fear.
For my mom, Covid has taken her husband and her work from her. A self-made entrepreneur and home designer by trade, early this year, she took up the cause of making masks to donate to locals in her town, working tirelessly to keep her business afloat during a difficult time.
Dennis was on his way to earning his retirement and slowing down from his hardworking daily grind as a realtor and home renovator. He was looking forward to fixing up old cars in his spare time.
If you, like so many others, are struggling financially, we ask only for your prayers and kind thoughts.
Thank you. Stay safe.
- Teri Cutler
- Colleen Thompson
- Kathryn Bell
- Susan Shelly
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