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On the frontlines | Porch Portraits 1

We hear every day of those faithful doctors and nurses who head into the hotspots – hospitals that are caring for the vulnerable, or even those with COVID-19. Here in Massachusetts, a huge number of coronavirus infections are in nursing homes. And yet people like Jenny head to work every day, to love and care for those of our family members who need it most.

There is a price they pay. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to connect with Jenny and her lovely family (from a distance, of course!) as photography means a lot to her. I hope that I have been able to encourage her and give her a small gift.

In their words…

“I miss Mrs. Besse and Mrs. Shaw.” (Her preschool teachers) ~ Arden, 4 yrs old

“I miss my life.” ~ Brody, 7 yrs old 

“I never really liked school but now I miss it. I miss my friends and teachers. I miss going out to eat at the 99. I just miss living in general.” ~ Isla, 12 yrs old

“This pandemic has made me realize that, in an instant, our freedoms can be taken away and our lives can become endangered. It has made me more appreciative of all of the privileges that I once took for granted. Being on the frontlines as a health care worker, I am putting myself and my family at risk. I put this in the back of my mind, as patient care is number one, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I am overwhelmed with anxiety on a daily basis. I have learned, though, that through all of this, I have been able to reach deep down into my soul to find strength that I never knew I possessed. Despite my fears, I have to be strong for my children, patients and family, as well as myself. Even after this is over, there will be a new “normal.” I fear what this new normal may be, but I have hope that we will all have the resilience to adapt to these changes and come out stronger than ever with a new appreciation for life. ❤️” ~Jenny, 41 years old

Thank you for continuing to faithfully go out there and care for other people’s loved ones, Jenny! You know it’s personal for me and our family is hugely thankful for you and everyone else with roles like yours.

Much love,

P.S. Notice the TP 😂. I think none of us will ever forget the fear of running out of TP…

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