For so many people, being in lockdown is a struggle. I thought it might be nice to try and encourage people to look for the silver linings in their new life situation. I know they might be hard to find, but they will be there.
I’m lucky that I have found many silver linings. The one I want to share today is probably the one I am the most grateful for – for me this isn’t just a silver lining, it’s a whole treasure chest.
I have two gorgeous Barbarians, who are growing up so fast. As they get older they are becoming more independent, and it is but a few short years until the eldest reaches adulthood.
With schools closed, and at home schooling the new black, I am so incredibly blessed to have them home with me everyday. I am getting to spend so much more time with them than I ever expected at this point in their lives.
We talk, laugh and hug and I am cherishing every moment. I’ve even talked to them about this very thing, how grateful I am to be able to have this extra time with them.
When my Barbarians were wee things, I had a saying stuck to my desk: The most important thing you can spend on your kids is time. Thanks to lockdown, I am getting to do exactly that.
Have you found a silver lining during lockdown?