Monday, September 14, 2020

Covid-19 Widow Experience

Dear Friends,

Loneliness is one of the top challenges for widows--can you relate? It's especially hard when facing illness or physical problems and there's no one living with you. Please pray for a widow named Mary who is in surgery today for a pinched nerve. 

Have you thought about what to do if you come down with Covid-19? We always think, "Call 911!" But give some thought to what happens after that. 

  • First off, we all should have a doctor to call before it turns in to an emergency. Write down your doctor's phone number and call her/him at the first sign of symptoms. 
  • Find out which hospital is in your insurance network. If you do call 911 you want them to take you to the right hospital. 
  • However, please don't overly worry about this, and keep the news headlines in perspective. 

I only know 2 people who've had it so far. One of them is a widow friend and she's permitted me to share with you what she wrote on Facebook: (If the music video doesn't show up in your email just click on the blog title to get to the website where you can hear it, "'Tis So Sweet to Trust In Jesus.")

from JoLeta: 

2020 has truly been a year that requires trusting in Jesus like never before. 

July was a month when I was glad I was able to simply rest in that trust. What many of you don't know is that even though I was safe and took precautions, I contracted Covid-19 from a totally unknown source. 

I started running a fever on July 1, and what I initially believed to be just another sinus infection turned out to be Covid-19. 

In a nutshell, I was totally down for 3 weeks, and I've NEVER felt like that before. 

I am so thankful that I didn't have to go to the hospital, and that I fared better than many. I do still have some lingering fatigue and asthma, but I'm continuing to regain my health with each passing day. I am blessed. I decided to trust Jesus a long time ago now. We've been through a lot together, especially in the past 10 years. 

The trials and heartaches have made me trust Him even more because I KNOW He can be trusted. He loves me more than I can even comprehend. Do you trust Him? Believe me - He can be trusted!! Several months ago my friend Lisa Crawford Cerros shared this arrangement of this timeless hymn. I hope you enjoy it. ❤ This is my most favorite hymn, and I listen to some version of it almost every single day.

Tomorrow I will tell you some more about JoLeta. If you are on Facebook I can introduce you, so let's get connected. I'm the only Ferree Hardy so I'm easy to find. 

Pray for widows in the western wildfires. Amy Godzelski, a young widow who created the audio version of my book, is in Oregon with her children and her recently widowed mother. Please pray for her and her family too!

Stay safe and stay well. ❤  ferree


  1. Thank you for sharing your experience. It’s encouraging to hear how you made it to the other side. Living alone especially in these days is challenging.

  2. It's good to hear from you Kat and I know JoLeta will appreciate it too. Living alone is a challenge in so many ways and living alone and dealing with Covid is a double whammy. JoLeta's trust in the Lord is priceless! He truly pulls us through. Thanks for commenting Kat!


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