• Katarina Garcia

MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF US RIGHT NOW

Updated: Apr 4


My heart goes out to the stay at home mothers who are used to staying home with their kiddos but not used to having no escape.


My heart goes out to the single mothers who are in this alone and scared of getting lonely.


My heart goes out to the spouses of military troops who will have to do this alone but wish nothing more than to be together as a family right now.


My heart goes out to the mothers who are staying home with no source of income who are worried they aren’t prepared enough.


My heart goes out to the mothers who are formula-feeding and worried that they’ll run out.


My heart goes out to the mothers who are breastfeeding and worried that the stress of the world’s current situation will lower their supply.


My heart goes out to the expectant mothers who had to cancel baby showers and adjust birth plans.


My heart goes out to the mothers with high-risk pregnancies requiring a scheduled C-section who have no other option than giving birth in a hospital during this scary time.


My heart goes out to the mothers with babies in the NICU who wish they could just hold their baby at home and protect them from the world.


My heart goes out to the newborn babies currently being born into the world who won’t get to spend many days outside or meeting relatives.


My heart goes out to the young lovers out there, especially the ones in high school, who are separated through all this and want nothing more than to be in each other’s warm embrace.


My heart goes out to those children who had to make the hard decision of who to quarantine with because their parents are divorced.


My heart goes out to the father whose son picked his mother over him.


My heart goes out to those people who live alone and who don’t have family near by to quarantine with.


My heart goes out to the child who just started to “fit in” at school.


My heart goes out to the children who don’t have internet or books to keep busy with during this stressful time.


My heart goes out to the high school seniors who will miss prom, senior skip day, and maybe even graduation.


My heart goes out to the college seniors who walked out of their last class before Spring Break not knowing that would be their last class EVER.


My heart goes out to the college seniors whose classes and practicums are affected by this outbreak so much to the point that they might have to graduate with another class.


My heart goes out to the international students who are stranded and separated from their families.


My heart goes out to the workers who can’t work from home and whose jobs are absolutely necessary for the world to continue spinning.


My heart goes out to the healthcare workers who come home every night feeling scared that they are risking the health of their family but who know what they are doing is so important.


My heart goes out to those families who moved across the country and miss and worry for their family.


My heart goes out to those individuals in abusive relationships who will be forced to stay home with the one person who can do them the most harm.


My heart goes out to families with relatives in nursing homes, hospitals, or retirement communities who are desperately praying for their loved ones.


My heart goes out to the elderly couple who is worried for each other’s health and is trying so hard to take all necessary measures to stay safe.


My heart goes out to the immunocompromised whose lives depend on the rest of the world adhering to the CDC’s recommendations.


My heart goes out to those who are worried they will run out of the medication they so heavily depend on.


My heart goes out to those suffering from anxiety whose symptoms have only been exacerbated by the chaos around us.


My heart goes out to those patients who are in the middle of recovering from an injury and who need to take the risk to go out and see their doctor consistently.


My heart goes out to the families living in small apartments who won’t have the luxury of playing in their own private backyard when this gets worse.


My heart goes out to the families that needed to make the difficult but obvious decision to cancel their Spring Break trip.


My heart goes out to all the soon-to-be brides out there who have spent months and even years planning their wedding, only to have to move their wedding to a whole year from now.


My heart goes out to the soon-to-be brides with weddings later in the year who are living with such uncertainty about whether to cancel their wedding or not.


My heart goes out to the soon-to-be brides who were excited to start a family after getting married but who have had to cancel and postpone these life plans.


My heart goes out to every child who will have to celebrate their birthday indoors with a makeshift birthday cake and no balloons.


But most of all, my heart goes out to the families who have lost loved ones in this worldwide battle and those who are struggling themselves fighting with everything they have.


No matter how big or how small your troubles are, we hear you and we are here with you. My heart goes out to everyone right now. We will get through this.

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