Robby BradfordUncategorized20 Comments

Do you know that careful person in the midst of this pandmic? That’s me. Staying distant, not shaking hands, wearing a mask.

In spite of my caution, I came down with Covid-19 symptoms in the early hours on Monday, July 20. Aches, pains, loss of taste and smell, digestive issues, fever, chills, coughing, shortness of breath.

This went on for for some 14 days. After 14 days of monitoring my oxygen levels, I could see that it was dropping below the safe range, which meant a weekend trip to the hospital to treat pneumonia on Friday, July 31. I was released the following Sunday afternoon.

That’s when my symptoms ended–Saturday, August 1. I’ve been symptom free for 10 days now, but I’m far from myself. During this period, my entire household–my wife, three sons and 80-some-year-old mother all contracted the coronavirus and COVID-19. Presently, my 20 year-old and 12 year-old sons seem to have recovered their energy and strength. Our 21 year-old is still rebuilding his strength. My wife Tracy seems to go up and down with strength, as do I.

I still have extraordinary weakness and tiredness, but the doctor has said it sometimes takes weeks or even months to fully recover from this illness.

As I look back on this, I am grateful to God for his keeping hand and the people who were praying all around me. It was definitely the hardest physical knock I’ve taken in my life. I understand much better now from a personal point of view why COVID is a national and global crisis.

God’s hand rests on the weak to make them strong. I have felt that hand during this time of incredible trial.

20 Comments on “MY COVID-19 JOURNEY”

  1. I am so glad that God has healed you and your family during this time.
    God Bless you and keep you. Make His face to shine upon you.

  2. Wow, I didn’t realize you guys have gotten it. I hear you … I know God is our healer and the weakness and other things will go away.Our faith has made us whole. Blessings.

  3. Wow, Robby! I’m so sorry to hear that you and your family have been I’ll. Sometimes it seems there is no rhyme or reason as to who becomes ill.
    Very happy to know you are all on the road to recovery, long though it may be. Prayers for strength, rest and continued healing for all of you.

  4. Pastor Robby
    I’m so glad your better. Brandon had it easily on he was very ill also. He still has problems running He likes to run each morning he is still struggling with that. It is a terrible illness for sure.
    Lisa Fitzmorris

  5. I was unaware of your illness until recently. I am sorry I didn’t know about it but I am glad that you are getting better. I hope your family is recovering as well. Thanks for sharing your journey.

  6. I’m sad to hear this Robby. Praying that you and your family get your health back to normal very soon!

  7. I didn’t know, Ronnie. You and your family are in our prayers. Thank you for sharing openly, and for meeting this crisis with FAITH! May God restore you fully!

  8. Robby,
    Thanks for sharing. We are praying for your whole family. We’re thankful you’re on the mend and pray your mom will soon be well enough to leave the hospital.
    We pray you will all have a testimony like Greg Mundis’ that will speak of God’s faithfulness.
    Kal and I tuned into a few River City online services during this strange time. Each time we were thankful for your faithfulness to God’s word and the timeliness of your message.
    Please give our best to Tracy. Rest in the Lord and in every way needed to regain your strength. We won’t quit praying til we hear you’re recovered.
    Sincerely, Carole and Kal Pelttari
    First met in Mukwonago WI, prayed for your ministries in France and beyond, visited in Belgium,…

  9. So glad u and ur family are better!!! Pastor Ron told us …..Prayn for complete quick recovery! Are ur guys going back to EU this year? Love n Prayers!!!!

  10. I was praying for you so much. You are an amazing and strong man. While other pastors straight away from their duties, you were administered to your congregation and your community. Your family therapy tirelessly along your side. God bless you tremendously

  11. So happy to hear that you all are recovering with the grace of God and the doctors that treated you and your loved ones 🙏🏼🤗

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