The New Abnormal

Photo by Angela Kirk

It is a strange new world. Starting this week, Doc and I are alternating between working at home and working in the office. On Tuesday we were the on site crisis counselor and we will go back and do it again on Thursday. We only talk to our patients through tele therapy now. It feels quite strange and sad for both of us. Doc and I miss seeing and interacting with our patient’s face to face, so it was a happy meeting when Doc took me outside yesterday morning and one of the patients hollered and waved at us from their car. What use to be such a normal occurrence that we took for granted is now a treasured and happy meeting. For just a few moments everything felt normal again.

There is no doubt in my mind that we will get through this together. I know that humans get frightened when they realize that they can’t control everything. That is why it is so important to do your best to stay in the moment and focus on what you can control. In other words, try your best not to let anxiety rule your thoughts.

As I am finishing this blog, I am stationed next to Doc, watching the magnificent sunrise right outside our window. It is a reminder that nature is sorting everything out as we speak. The day will soon come when all of this will be over and we will rejoice and appreciate what it is to feel free again.






3 responses to “The New Abnormal”

  1. connie siegle Avatar
    connie siegle

    Dear Grover, I see you and the Doc are doing good and that makes me happy. Some how when you tell me that everything will get back to normal and that together we can get through this, I feel a little weight being lifted from my shoulders but I must tell you that I am personally afraid but then I am a control freak ! lol Please continue to keep us posted from your end and as always “Thank You” connie

  2. greg J winter Avatar
    greg J winter

    God bless u both; ur doing good work in hard times

    1. Grover Avatar

      Thank you for our kind words.