Danny and Hillary Dannels celebrate 15 years together.
"May you live in interesting times", an old Chinese saying that seems to fit every facet of our world in mid-2020. We as the human race are now deep into the pandemic, but we as a family are post-COVID-19. Our immunity to the virus was earned with actual blood, sweat, and tears, a dose of luck, and an unmeasurable amount of sheer determination.
I do not know what the future holds. Social and political chaos abound as power struggles generations in the making threaten to bring further division between friends, families, neighbors. Globally, historic powers struggle to fill vacuums they once occupied, as others move to gain new ground. And yet amid the turmoil and seemingly relentless death, the love two people share remains the hope of a species.
Live, laugh, love, and most of all, survive.