I wonder how you are all feeling as we head into the final days of this lockdown. In a few days many of you will be returning to school. For many parents and carers I'm sure there is some (or even a grat deal!) of relief that home-schooling is coming to an end, and for children I'm sure they will be looking forward to seeing their friends again. But mixed in with the excitement and relief there is bound to be some anxiety and worry and, dare I suggest, there are some of us who will miss our children being at home all the time!
I'm sorry I don't have any magic solutions but, for us, at home we find talking together and being as open and honest with each other can help. Also trying to be patient and caring and allowing each other space is equally important - but finding that balance is often really hard to do. I will be praying for you all over the next couple of weeks and if you have a specific prayer request, please don't hsitate to contact me. It really is a privilege to pray for or with someone.
Take care and stay safe friends...
Children & Families Minister