These are scary and trying times that we are currently living through. Whether you are of the feeling that things are being overblown or you think that people need to begin taking things more seriously your daily life is being infected by the current pandemic. I am not here to personally tell you how I think you should feel. I will, however, remind you of what it is that makes us all proud to be from this community and that is because when the going gets tough we work together to get through the hard times.
I actually “bit the bullet” on Sunday night and told my grandparents it was time to come home from their extended rv trip down in Arizona. They are being smart and just hanging out at their campsite, but they aren’t here in Mountain Home and I wanted them back where I knew the community has each other’s backs. I needed to know they are safe from someone doing something completely insane because of the panic so I asked (okay maybe kind of demanded) they return to where people care about one another.
Today’s article on the update for Somchai and Emma shows the compassion we have for each other. They said over and over again in their conversation with me that they don’t know where they would be without the community support. We, all of us, Mountain Home, Glenns Ferry, Bruneau, Grand View, Pine, Featherville and Atlanta are a small community with a huge heart. Our rural and patriotic natures make us reach out and help those in need when the going gets tough. As our shelves go bare and more and more limitations are put in place on the school systems and our everyday lives we need to see past the fear and look out for others who might be in worse shape then you. It’s already beginning to happen too, our store shelves are empty at the moment, but people are reaching out online to ask people to speak up if they are in need of help, people are beginning to help supply people with the essentials they need like diapers and formula. Thank goodness we are starting to remember where we come from. That being said, please stop panic buying in bulk. You are making a rough situation so much worse. There is food in the warehouses and enough to go around, you just have to give the truck drivers a chance to get it here to us.
Things are scary right now and are probably only going to get tougher, but there is no other community I would want to face this with then ours. Stay healthy everyone. We’ve got this.