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Life in Lockdown for a Mum…

You ask me what life in lockdown has been like for me as a mum with a baby. Well I don’t think my experience is unique, in fact I know its not. One of the many great things about going to children’s groups is you meet other mums, and well yes, we talk. We talk about lots of things, and I know we are all sharing the same concerns and worries at the moment.

We notice our children are more clingy and worry they will be more shy than they would have otherwise been.

We spend quite a bit of time on Facetime/Skype/Zoom with family and friends, but it’s just not the same.

We worry about how to protect our children when we go outside.

We miss meeting up, going to the park and seeing our children grow and develop as they interact with their peers.

But most importantly, what has this lockdown taught me about Christ and my relationship with God?

Well I am a planner. Those of you who know me well will know I like to plan. I am one of those people who has lists and gets a big buzz when I can tick something off!! As a family, we had plans for this summer – a fun sun beach holiday, places to go before my maternity leave ended and great plans for our son’s first birthday. None of these have happened. God knew this all along. He knew that they wouldn’t happen.

But you know what, its okay. Life is uncertain and I can deal with that so much easier because I know that God is faithful. He never changes. The way He has guided and uplifted me through out my life continues today and forever. So even when I don’t know what the future will look like. I know I can draw strength from the Lord.

Someone once gave me a book called “Grace for the Moment”. If you told me on March 22nd 2020 when I was told to stay inside for 12 weeks that it would be okay and eleven weeks later, it would still be okay, then I may have given you a funny look!

But it really is ok, yes it's frustrating at times and I wonder what we are missing out on and I wonder about the impact this virus is having on all of us. But God has given me grace for the moment. He didn’t give it to me in advance, He is there holding my hand hour by hour, guiding me and my family through. Praise God he gives us what we need when we need it, not before, not after, but right then when we need it.

So that’s my life in lockdown lesson – Don’t stress about the future as you really can’t guess what will happen and God provides grace for the moment, not in advance. And as for my son… well what great stories we will have to tell him and lessons to teach him.

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