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  • Sarah Marcina

In a Time of Need

I'm not sure where to actually begin with all that is going on in the world today! Chaos might be a good descriptive word. Everything has come to a halt in the state of Ohio.

We have gradually had schools and businesses closed down, but yesterday the Governor officially gave a stay in place order. It didn't change much because everything had pretty much been shut down already. The main difference is there is no choice but to do so.

I have mixed feelings about it, yet my mind goes to the Italy. My church has a missionary to Italy and he has talked about how bad it is. Knowing that our government is trying to prevent an Italian crisis here brings a little more "comfort" knowing they are really doing what is best for public health.

On the other hand, it makes me question how much freedom we truly have in the United States today. A friend of mine shared the video below on Facebook yesterday.

I am also proud of our country. For hundreds of years women have came together with fabric to help in times of crisis. This is like all other. Although there is a stockpile of mask, no one could have ever fathomed there would be such a desperate need. Women across the nation are using their quilting stash to make mask. I'm always amazed at how one disaster brings people together.

United we stand, divided we fall. It's so true. Our country is split down the center politically, but in crisis average Americans have become one. Every. Single. Time. If only people could have the heart of compassion regardless of situations we would be a better people individually and a better country.

I love our nation. I am honored to be an American. I am privileged to be an American.

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