The symptoms my doctor had mentioned now matched so I took the medication. Unfortunately, I had a reaction to the medication and by noon I was throwing up. Unable to lie down with the vomiting, I sat in our prayer room before a cross. From noon until 3PM I was there with fever, aches and vomiting. My youngest son saw me suffering. He came to me wanting to help. The only thing that helped at all was to have him sit quietly without talking next to me. Having his presence next to me made all the difference. We lit two candles next to each other. We were keeping vigil through Our Lord's Passion. In a special way, Our Lord gave us a window into His suffering that day. It helped us to understand how important it was that Our Lord had Mary and the Apostle John with Him. It also helped us to understand why holding quiet vigil with Our Lord has so much value.
The experience was such an important one we have kept the two little plates in our prayer room that held the candles we burned that day. The last bits of wax are still present. These are reminders. Today I humbly invite those sick with the Coronavirus and those still healthy to hold vigil. Do not underestimate the importance of being present, quiet with Our Lord.