Locked Down in Sandyford

I recently read that during the last 18 months of COVID lock downs there was a 29% increase in the number of divorces in Ireland. But for Marie and I, it was different story while we were worried and stressed about COVID we were never happier because we got to spend more time together than ever before. During COVID I started working from home but Marie job in food retail meant she couldn’t work from home so we had to take lots of precautions because COVID and kidney transplants usually ended very badly for the person with the transplant .

So Marie would work for a short period of time and then we would go into full isolation when the infection rates spiked up, but when the risk got to high we just agreed to say in isolation until we were both vaccinated. But even with the lock down and the period in isolation Marie still managed the Sheridan’s concessions and even opened a new concession in the Dunnes in the beacon (Marie did an amazing job in the beacon) I was so proud of Marie, she was scared of catching COVID as the risks were so much higher for her but she still did her job.

During the months long full lockdown Marie and I got to spend every day together, I can’t tell how much fun we had together most days we had breakfast together which was a treat because Marie always was in work much earlier than me. Marie was of course always trying to keep busy and always looking after me and everyone else but what I remember most was how much love we felt for one another, maybe it was that we the fear of losing one another to COVID but it every moment felt precious and appreciated Marie in a new way and the more time I spent with her the more deeply I fell in love with her. While I was figuring this out Marie busy designed and amazing new office, which we built together, she made a full list of all the improvements we needed to do to the house, She planned our post COVID holidays organized have the most amazing Birthday party and a wonderful Christmas together. This sound a bit crazy to say in the middle of a pandemic, Its was the happiest time of my life because I got to spend very day with the woman I loved. But life is very cruel and hard and the happiness we felt as about to cut painfully short.

Fun with birthday balloons

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