Happy Mother’s Day UK! I hope you are able to spend it with family, even if it is virtually online from self-isolation.
We, like so many others around the world, are staying at home in self-isolation, so I will only get to see my children and granddaughter via the screen.
The Englishman will only be able to telephone his mother, who is very elderly (she’s 99), the old-fashioned way. I’m sure many of you will also be doing this today.
We’ve been at home only for three days now, but I am already feeling the strain. Yesterday when our son brought us some groceries, I got very tearful when I realized I could only see him from a distance and couldn’t hug him. A mother’s instinct to hold a child close, how ever grown-up they are, is so strong.
But today I’ve resolved not to be sad, but to be happy that we are all healthy so far and safely tucked up inside our homes waiting for this virus to pass (or a vaccine to be developed).
I hope you have a wonderful day, even if it is in isolation and away from your children and grandchildren.