About a month after quarantine hit in March 2020, we were really feeling the adjustment to all being home and being isolated from friends and family. It was really sinking in that things were going to be different, and everything was getting canceled or postponed. Life just felt "on hold".
Patrick's 8th birthday was approaching, and we had attended a car parade birthday for a friend, so we thought that seemed like a good idea. I invited everyone we knew local in hopes that 5 or 10 friends could make it, just a little parade to brighten his day. Not only did 5 to 10 friends show up we had enough friends to turn the traffic app red on First Street in Lemont (I think about 30 cars).
It was the first time we felt connected again, and for a family living 1500 miles from our closes relatives it was nice to know we weren't alone. I still tear up with an overwhelming gratitude almost a year later.
" with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:2-3
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