The fear, frustration, worry, angst, confusion and the uncertainty.
You are not alone in how you feel. That's all I really want to say. This pandemic has put a wrench in many of our plans. The simple things we did just a few weeks ago are in most cases forbidden. We're all back in pre-school in one giant time-out.
I feel for the parents trying to create a sense of normalcy for their children.
Some of you will be the only teacher they see for the rest of the school year. I applaud you. You've gotta do your work and learn google classroom so you can help them with theirs. If no one else tells you, Good Job! Be patient. Take breaks. Snack time is for you too!
I feel for the singles and those like us who live alone.
Social distancing is cute till it aint. Never thought I'd say this, but I look forward to my group chat notifications. We're grasping at straws on Zoom, FB live, partying on IG, doing whatever we can to stay connected. Now is not the time to prove a point. Trust me, no one is questioning your strength, we're too busy tying our own knots. #distantbutnotdeserted
I feel for those who are far away from their loved ones.
The mom who has to give birth alone and the new baby you can't go see. The elderly parent you can't visit because just a few minutes could mean the end of their journey. The long distance relationship that just got a little more complicated. Pray for peace.
I feel for all of us who this "thing" has hurt.
It's crushing some of us, breaking our hearts by the minute. I feel it. But I also feel that God is with us, even in this. Now is the time to trust him more than ever. Lean in. This is a surprise to us, not to Him.