March 30, 2020

Losses from coronavirus

by Christopher Trotter (author's profile)



Dear Outside World,

As I sit inside my prison cell, I can't help but feel the pain of those who have lost a loved one as a result of the Coronavirus. This virus is affecting the lives of people all over the world and, in these days of peril, it's a reminder to me that life is too short to be taken for granted.

The Coronavirus is rapidly taking the lives of our elders. For us whom have elderly family members, we must prepare ourselves for what is obvious. How do we prepare ourselves for the possible death of a loved one? You can start by not worrying yourself over something that you have no control over, and then you can focus your energy on things you do have control over. Like sitting around with the elderly family member, loved one, or friend and doing something fun with them, such as playing cards, looking at old photos or just having them tell you stories of how it was back in the days when they grew up.

I have a 90-year-old Queen Mom whom I love with all my heart and soul. She's a God loving woman, and I know that our father God has a room in His house for her. So I say to all her children and family, especially my beloved wife: please allow Queen Mom to live our these perilous days in dignity!

Spend time with Queen Mom, talking about the good times and not worrying about what's ahead. Just enjoy the now that you have with Queen Mom and not think about tomorrow. I love you, Queen Mom.

Now to the person on the outside who may have an elderly family member or loved one in the inside (prison): I ask that you please contact them and let them know that you love them. If you need to forgive them for something that they have done, then now is the time to forgive them, so that you can free yourself from the hurt and pain.

Also to my fellow prisoners: if you have an elderly loved one or family member that you need to forgive or ask forgiveness from, then now is the time to do it. So that you can heal and free yourself from the pain and brokenness you carry.

Now is the time to be kind.

Strong but human,

Christopher Trotter #862556
P.O. Box 1111
Carlisle, IN 47838


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