Getting my temperature taken before I see the doctor for my broken knee
The struggle of breathing through a mask while I swing on my crutches into the waiting
The weekly drives to physical therapy that disrupt the day, his work, my parenting
E-learning taught standing up because it hurt too much to sit in the kitchen chairs
All ended yesterday. Five weeks later.
I now can start the journey of walking without a brace or crutches again
But social distancing keeps me from journeying very far
My porch, backyard, the drive to the horse barn have become the distances I go to.
But 6 feet apart I know you are not. You have been right beside me the whole time
Protecting me from my enemies, providing for me
This was only one of the struggles I have yet to face
You will continue to protect me. You have prepared for me a home,
Where I will be undisturbed. Where I can breathe again.