For us, a simple act of human compassion brought my family to the precarious situation it is in today, where we have two people quarantining in our house with COVID-19 symptoms …. at a time when our terminally ill child started home hospice a day earlier.

We journaled our stay-home, stay-safe journey for a long time. We spent the first 76 days being close to perfect, very rarely leaving, and always with PPE. We cataloged the time and made the most of it. After May 29, we slipped a little, but still avoided large groups and wore masks whenever large groups were unavoidable. We stopped journaling, because life was clearly returning to normal...

Richard Yoes is the previous principal of Brazosport High School and now a Brazosport ISD assistant superintendent.

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