But there has always been talk of a second and maybe third wave. Other pandemics like the Spanish flu, seemed to be waning and then came back with a vengeance. Might COVID be the same? In the US, where cries have been quite loud to open up the economy, many states are seeing increasingly huge jumps in the number of COVID patients (states such as California, Florida, Texas and Arizona have all seen dramatic jumps in the number of cases). In these same states many pictures have been shown of bars, restaurants, beaches, churches, and shopping centres filled with people not social distancing. In Canada and Alberta, we have been a bit slower to open up the economy, but now that school is out and warmer weather is here, one does see people ignoring social distancing rules and free for all in some stores. Our numbers have yet to go up, but it is a concern. People want to connect with one another, the past three months have been hard, and if neighbouring regions see an increase in cases, maybe a second wave might hit here and it might be worse than the first. The wave of this virus is not like the controlled speed of a motor boat pulling a water skier. It is like the waves on the ocean, some fast, some slow, always unpredictable. All of us might end up like surfers into the tumult. Blessings.