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Lockdown Times – How Are You Doing?

 

How are you doing?

Honestly, I never thought that in my lifetime, I would ever experience living with a global pandemic. It is a unique and painful experience. Painful in the fact that so many people globally have lost their lives and their family will not have the chance to bury their loved ones in the way they deserve. In the UK the maximum number of people allowed to attend a funeral is five.

The coronavirus has changed our whole way of life, how we interact with each other, and it has revealed how frail our way of life has become.
The things that we valued before the pandemic are no longer critical, and the people we hold in such high esteem are now no longer relevant. We are now placing a much higher value on people in the medical profession, delivery drivers, bus and train drivers, cleaners and people who work in supermarkets. They are the new superheroes.

We have had to come to terms with ourselves as country after country instituted national lockdown. As I am writing this post, we are still under lockdown. Isolation has forced families to stop, catch up with each other and reestablish relationships.

The lockdown has also highlighted the dangerous position that victims of domestic violence will have to endure. In the United Kingdom, there has been a sharp increase in phone calls to domestic violence charities and sadly, an increase in the number of deaths.

We must all come to realise that we are a global family, and there are more things that unite us than divide us.

Leave a comment below to let me know how you are coping with the lockdown.

Dad’s United – A Tribute to Fathers

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I want to salute fathers who love and look after their children. I know of a few men who have not seen their children for years, who pay child support but the mothers are using the children as a weapon by not letting the children see them.

It is a painful thing to watch and see men suffer like this. The presence of a father is vital in the lives of children. What ever happened between the parents, should not block  a father  from seeing his children. It is a grave mistake and will have repercussions on  the mother in years to come.

Yes there are “dead beat” dads out there and this post is not for them, but not every father is dead beat, not every father chooses not to take his responsibilities seriously. There are fathers who  work two or three jobs to make sure they provide. Lets take the time to salute them.

If your father was someone who did not fulfil his responsibilities and you find it difficult to celebrate him then find someone else who provided that father figure for you and celebrate them, appreciate them, love them.

Many many people have been wounded by their father and it has affected their self perception, self image and their progress in life and even their relationships with their own children. But there is help today. If you are a father reading this, drop your pride and look for help and healing in your own relationship with your own father so you can be a better father to your own children because they need you. Your own wounding is wounding them. Please do what you need to do to heal and then love on your children or at least start to build a bridge. Remember no one is perfect but at least make a start.

Then there is a father of all fathers, one who understands every beat of your heart, who can read the messages in each tear that you shed. My heavenly Father…….ahh what can I say. “Father God thank you, Thank you. Thank you for giving me your love letter, the bible, thank you for using it to show me how you feel and think about me. Thank you for picking me up and dusting me off. Thank you for being there and providing for me evn though I ignored you when you were trying to get my attention. Thank you for warming my heart with your love and care.”

My dad was not perfect but he has matured like a good wine and he makes me laugh. I call him “Prince Freddie”.

If you can take a moment and call your dad or the father figure in your life and tell them how much you love and appreciate them. Fathers, take a moment now and call you children, tell them how much you love and care for them. Keep this love cycle going.  You are to be celebrated!

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