I get it.
I’m a mom of five.
It’s not because I have five little humans to care, nurture and provide… and train, teach, and discipline but it’s because my heart is tethered to theirs.
I see their joy.
I see their tears.
I feel their hurts
I feel their fears.
You don’t have to be old and you don’t have to be young to see life is difficult.
Don’t give up.
Keeping community during pandemic.
How does one keep community during pandemic?
Connect with friends and family.
Write emails weekly and set up phone dates.
If you are fortunate and part of a family: stay connected to your spouse: play games, do a hobby together, and watch a movie/show.
Take walks with friends and share meals with your pod-family.
GOALS for this season:
re-building your identity… who and whose you are will help you operate well… *I am not just a wife and mom… but I am a daughter of God and an heir. I am a princess. I am forgiven, redeemed, and justified. I am strong; I am a woman of peace and joy. I trust in God and can lean on him. His grace is sufficient for me.
re-building your community… who you are around builds you up or can… tear you down. How would you say you’ve been engaging with those around you? *The news you hear? *The content of conversation? *The mood in which you enter then leave the conversation? **Who do you want in your corner… how can you cheer others on? Who is in your “inner circle” or “the board” of leadership so to speak? You and I are each responsible for our actions but who helps to keep us accountable and ask the hard questions?
Friends-I pray that this pandemic season is a little bit of a reset.
I pray you find you are making new rhythms and adding in time for creativity and connection and rest… blessings to you!