2020 has been a challenging year for all of us in so many ways. As we head into the holidays, it’s hard to look back on this year and find many reasons for optimism and cheer. We’ve all been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. From work to school to shopping for everyday basics, 2020 has challenged us to redefine and reinvent the ways that we live our lives – each and every day – and we are forever grateful for those who have been on the front lines keeping us safe and keeping the world moving. Social isolation has taken its toll on many and in varying degrees. Some of us have known people who have been sick or worse because of the virus. If you have lost a friend or loved one to COVID-19 this year, we are deeply sorry for your loss. There is nothing that can replace that person in your life and our prayers are with you. We hope that the memories will last forever.
In March, Egerton Law lost its founder and firm patriarch, Lawrence Egerton, Jr., to cancer. The Egerton family lost a father, a grandfather, and a husband. Others of us lost a friend and a mentor. Though Lawrence had been sick for a period of time, he still managed to come to the office on most days until the last few months. His exemplary lifelong dedication to serving his clients is something we took note of and something we all strive to measure up to. Though he is no longer with us, his spirit endures, and we are all grateful for the time that we had working side by side with Mr. E.
In a year that was further marked by divisive political campaigns and social unrest, Americans kept up the good fight, working from home, schooling from home, remembering our masks, hunting for toilet paper and hand sanitizer, missing church, sports and movies, and simply doing the best we could. We found new ways to mark the passage of time and sought new milestones to look forward to, some of which never seemed to get any closer. Yet we kept working and kept moving forward – together.
As Thanksgiving Day nears, and we contemplate ways to celebrate in smaller groups without extended families, it sometimes feels as if there is no light at the end of the tunnel – but there is. Better days are coming. Vaccines and therapeutics are coming closer to being a reality. We will turn the corner. We will return to work and the classroom. We will see our friends and our families and classmates and coworkers again. Better days – “normal” days – are definitely within reach.
Until then, we are thankful that we are here, and for the continued opportunity to work hard every day for our clients. Whether it’s a personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security disability case, knowing that the people of the Piedmont Triad continue to trust Egerton Law with some of the most important issues in their lives is an honor and a privilege, and we are grateful for the chance to serve you. Beyond that, we are thankful for our friends and families, and the other blessings in our lives. As we look forward to the better days ahead, we are also thankful for all that we have.
We wish each of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving! We hope that your future days are blessed and bright, and that you and your families are happy, healthy, and safe.
-Pierce, Samantha, Kurt, and everyone else at Egerton Law