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  • Mary Browning
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    I want to thank all the people making masks for us. The willingness to help and donate your time and resources to make the masks is greatly appreciated.

  • Sharon Jones
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    I want to thank the brave BSN nursing students at IU South Bend who are continuing to attend clinicals in the hospitals and community in the South Bend area where permitted to prepare them to be healthcare professionals.

  • Anita Keller
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    Michelle Bisesi sent me this post that she had put on Facebook the first of April and she gave me permission to share it. I think it really sums up what many of us are feeling and the fact that we still need to appreciate the best parts of life. Anita Keller

    I got up this morning at my usual time to get ready for work. This may seem silly to some but this is the first time I’ve walked out of the house with no make up and my hair undone. Today I admitted my normal has changed. And things that mattered yesterday didn’t matter so much today. I got in the car and headed towards work and the sun was coming up and everything looked golden. The downtown Franklin that I love so much looked much the same as it always has. And for a minute none of this COVID thing felt real. I thought surely this is a dream. But then I pulled into the hospital parking lot. I put on my N95 mask and got ready to fight a battle that we can’t see. And after 10 hours I drove home with the windows down and the warm breeze blowing. And for a minute I felt normal again. For me, I think it’s going to be important to pay attention to the normal moments. We can’t get lost in the scary and ugly. We have to stay focused on the beautiful. And it’s still out there but maybe we’ll have to look for it a little more. Or maybe it’s just that we’re noticing more now because we’ve taken it for granted. No matter. God is still on the throne. So I’m going to live every day trusting that he has a plan. And until we can see it, I’ll just remain faithful.

  • Anita Keller
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    This is a facebook post that Michelle Bisesi shared with me that I think really sums up what a lot of us are feeling. Hats off to Michelle for saying it so elegantly. Anita Keller

    I got up this morning at my usual time to get ready for work. This may seem silly to some but this is the first time I’ve walked out of the house with no make up and my hair undone. Today I admitted my normal has changed. And things that mattered yesterday didn’t matter so much today. I got in the car and headed towards work and the sun was coming up and everything looked golden. The downtown Franklin that I love so much looked much the same as it always has. And for a minute none of this COVID thing felt real. I thought surely this is a dream. But then I pulled into the hospital parking lot. I put on my N95 mask and got ready to fight a battle that we can’t see. And after 10 hours I drove home with the windows down and the warm breeze blowing. And for a minute I felt normal again. For me, I think it’s going to be important to pay attention to the normal moments. We can’t get lost in the scary and ugly. We have to stay focused on the beautiful. And it’s still out there but maybe we’ll have to look for it a little more. Or maybe it’s just that we’re noticing more now because we’ve taken it for granted. No matter. God is still on the throne. So I’m going to live every day trusting that he has a plan. And until we can see it, I’ll just remain faithful

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