Living through the Covid-19 pandemic has been a serious trial for the majority of us. In this video my intent was to display precious moments of seeing my blood relatives and some close friends after having spent months away from them due to concerns with regards to the spread of Covid. I captured this video in the summer of 2020 which was about 4 months after news of the outbreak of Covid where normal life as we knew it changed requiring many of us to no longer work in person, for schooling to be done remotely and everyone freaking out about toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
One of the most difficult parts for me was not being able to be in close proximity to my parents, grandparents, and extended family due to fear of the spread of the Covid. From February 2020 until the spring of 2020 it seemed like information about Covid was not clear enough to feel comfortable visiting family or being close to family whether we wore a mask or not. So this video was shot right after going through this period of staying away from family and this period of fearfulness of this new disease which we know has been deadly especially within the elderly population.
I want to also add that my Grandmother Winona recently passed away at the age of 96. There are a number of clips in this video which show some of our last interactions with her. Thankful to God for her life and thankful to her for everything she has done for me and our family.