Day 16 of our Quarantine. The more I’m seeing about Denver and the coronavirus spread, the more I realize I did make the best choice to leave and come to Hawaii.
I have been donating and donating to worthy causes to try to help. There just isn’t enough I can do and I am praying everyone is okay. I have lost 1 family member to Covid19, my cousin Mark passed away. It is so sad, our family is completely shocked. My Aunt and Uncle are trying to figure out how to get his body home and what to do next. It’s been a lot of phone calls to see what can be done. I don’t even know if they can get him home for a few months. I pray it works out soon.
Homeschooling my twins is not going so well. I have a girlfriend that’s a kindergarten teacher up in Canada. Our borders are closed so she can’t come be with us in Hawaii. We looked into it several times. It’s non-essential travel and that’s prohibited. She sent me a week’s curriculum to try on my boys. I’m doing the best I can. We do 3 hours, take a 2 hour break and do another 3 hours per day. I goofed up on Thursday and now we have to finish our last day today. The weather has been gorgeous and than it rains. Then it’s windy and then it rains again. Spring time here is different. We are spending a lot of time outside. We have begun spring gardening. I don’t know how long we will be here but it doesn’t sound like I can go home soon.
That being said, most likely I will not be sending the boys back to school even if they reopen. I will continue to do online things from their teacher and sending back photos of their work. That’s the best I can offer.
Peace is also learning as we do our schoolwork. She is so smart and sharp, I am amazed at how fast she learns. Sky is getting so big. She’s doing great. We have plenty of formula and we started to try out baby food with her. Some she likes, some she doesn’t. We are going slow with it.
We are okay. Please don’t worry about me or my kids. We are doing our best here. Lindsay and Sarah took off. Sarah is going to have her baby at the beginning of May so she went back to Dallas, Texas to her parent’s home. It was the best choice. She needs her family to help her out once the baby arrives. She’s having a little girl and I will not announce the baby name she picked out until Sarah says I can. Lindsay also left. She needed to get back to Chicago to run the office from there.
I just uploaded a bunch of photos I’ve taken to our Family Facebook group. Be sure to go check those out. It’s a lot of outdoor photos and photos of the kids. We have a good supply of food and things we need to stay here. I will not be going back out to the stores for a few weeks.
I pray for all of you. I love you all so much and I hope you are all okay. Your families too. Stay home guys. It’s the only way to stop the spread of this. I never thought in my lifetime I would live through anything like this. It makes me appreciate everything. Take care of each other. It’s what Jesus wants us to do. God bless!