Just scheduled COVID-19 vaccines for my two eldest kids. It’s been a long road in the pandemic parenting experience. So much of this past 17 months has been focused on survival. Over 750,000 people have died from the pandemic in the United States. And we were the first world and the privileged of the world.
I will need time to process the grief and loss both personally and globally. I only went to the mosque for funerals and attended one khutbah in the pandemic. There were funerals I couldn’t attend. Condolences I couldn’t fully convey. So many people just lifted from this world and buried, cremated, and gone.