The best part about being fully vaccinated is that you can visit your loved ones and actually hug each other! I received my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on January 4th. My parents were finally both two weeks past their second dose last week! Since my dad has medical issues, we’ve been extra careful about visiting.
After working every day last week plus Easter Sunday, I was grateful for a day off. I volunteered to work Easter so that my colleagues who go to church or who have littles who look forward to the Easter Bunny could celebrate.
I texted my mom to see if they would be up for a visit today, and they were! So I made the hour drive to Tidewater. I haven’t seen them since December when my daughter and I delivered their cat we adopted for them for Christmas, which was masked, socially distanced, and brief. That visit seems like it was forever ago!
I’m happy to report that Lacey the cat has settled in nicely. You may remember that she was adopted from the Richmond Animal League, which is also where my dog, Ellie was adopted! She’s such a beautiful kitty! And, wow, does she know her food routine. She started asking for her afternoon meal an hour ahead of time!
It was really nice to visit with my parents, share a meal in a restaurant, and have some real discussions about life, church, etc. It’s been way too long.
As this pandemic continues to spread, it’s imperative that as more people qualify to get vaccinated, everyone takes advantage of their opportunity. Variants don’t have as much of a chance to develop if most of the population is immune. Currently, just over 18% of the US population is fully vaccinated. Right now, we need to stay ahead of the virus. The sooner we achieve herd immunity, the sooner life will get back to normal. Don’t throw away your shot!
Have you been fully vaccinated? Has this opened some doors for you socially? Do you feel safer when out in the community? Do you support the idea of a “vaccine passport?” I’d love to hear your thoughts. As always, I hope you all are safe and healthy.