In celebration of #NationalSiblingsDay
Walter is sending cyber hugs & sloppy kisses to his human sister, Jillian, in NYC. Jillian is 22 years old & working in her first post-college job doing research @sloankettering
Earlier this week, I mailed Easter packages to both of my daughters since we cannot be together for Easter. I brought the packages to @USPS
but declined extra insurance thinking no, the contents were not worth more than $50 of insurance that comes with priority mail. In reality though, the intrinsic value of those packages far exceeded $50 and although the post office says that Jillian's package was delivered, it was not, and it’s presumed stolen. Fortunately, the other package made it safely to my other daughter, who works in healthcare in Boston.
During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Jillian has been working from home & at the MSK Cancer Center, doing her best to stay focused on work, and keep her spirits up by spending "virtual" time with friends & family. She listens every night at 7:00 & joins other New Yorkers cheering for our courageous healthcare workers, police, EMS & firefighters, as well as others on the front line. We cannot thank them enough, along with everyone else who’s kept us feed & safe during this pandemic. Someone has died from COVID-19 every two minutes in NY over the last week. Almost 18,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 in the last two months.
So why does an Easter package matter? It’s not what was in the package that matters - it’s the idea of reaching out to your loved ones to tell them you love them, that you wish you could be together, to support them during these lonely times, to help a friend or neighbor in need. COVID-19 will indeed change many lives. How will it change yours?
While the package won't be enjoyed by Jillian, I forgive the Easter Package thief. I truly hope that whoever took the package enjoys it, shares it with their loved ones & that it brightens the difficult situation they may be in. Sure, I can send another package, even if the Chocolate Bunny & Peeps will be a little stale. And the value of the “package” next time will be ... well, priceless.
Sending love, health & healing~ Kara & Walter