Dear Friends of Mary's Place by the Sea,
We hope that this message finds you safe and well. We know that these times are difficult for all of us as we face fear, sickness, and loss in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. For those of you who are healthcare workers, first responders, and essential employees, we thank you for your service and pray for your safety. Others of you may be required to stay home at this time, a phenomenon that is simple, but very difficult. We hope that you are able to hit your own personal pause button while finding balance within your responsibilities. Perhaps you can reconnect with friends and family through a video call, take a yoga class online, or begin a meditation practice. Maybe you can finally read that book on your nightstand or take up journaling. If you have found yourself working, while parenting and supervising online schooling, or welcoming students home from college, take a deep breath and know that you are sowing seeds that will soon produce a bountiful harvest. To all of our guests who are facing this pandemic amidst a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatments, know that we are praying for you daily and are eager for the day that we can safely welcome you into our home once again.
While we had hoped to reunite with all of you at our WALK-A-THON & 5K in May, we know that it is best for us to postpone at this time. We are working to finalize a date for the Fall of 2020, and we will be sure to update you when that date is finalized. We know that this year will be a difficult one for many as individuals and families are already experiencing financial hardship. We are proud that Mary's Place by the Sea has always offered services at no cost to our guests. In the face of economic uncertainty, this will remain a priority for Mary's Place by the Sea, so that our guests can receive the care they need at Mary's Place without financial stress.
While we cannot be with you all in person, we are amazed at all the ways we have been able to connect with our guests, volunteers, and supporters virtually during these times of isolation. Human connection is so important and we would love to hear from you! Please send us a note and let us know how you are doing. We look forward to better days when we are able to be with you again!
To all those celebrating during this Holy Week and our Lenten Season comes to an end, we wish you a Happy Pesach and a Happy Easter. May we all rejoice in the HOPE that this season brings!
The Mary's Place Team