Good morning from the UK at silly o’clock. I couldn’t remember if I had taken one of my pain/sleep meds last night. I clearly hadn’t, as I’ve been awake most of the night.
Doggo decided to wake up too. So I heard the dawn chorus for the first time in a while. As the majority of school students return to their respective campuses today, the birds had a bit of competition from road noise. Perhaps it’s always that noisey, or it could be the wind direction. It was still beautiful.
As I was awake, I have had a very early Lemon & Ginger tea, with some toast. I’m not normally a morning toast person, or a morning person for that matter! While doggo gives me the beadies for her brekkie. Sweet doggo, you will have to wait while I build up some energy. My husband normally does morning duty, but it’s good to let him sleep.
So thinking about today, I had a scroll through twitter. Apart from anything else pressing, the UK begins a landmark date today. There are three more, which may move. Depending on how our Covid19 numbers do. They’re certainly nothing to celebrate, apart from the vaccine roll out.
My thoughts are with parents getting back into the school routine zone; those that aren’t and desperately wish they were (some groups are slipping through the proverbial net again); students; teachers, support and childcare staff who’s work hasn’t ceased throughout; and pets that will miss their favourites being home. The children who are a bit nervous, and those that can’t wait. And for the country as a whole, as we wait to see if the strategy works.
It’s now 7 months since we’ve seen both our young folk. And over a year since we’ve been all together. Our Christmas trees remain in place until we can celebrate our Christmas. Which if the situation improves could be late May or June 2021. We as a family cannot wait, but we will. As none of us would want to compromise a very delicate situation.
So I have a prayer for today.
God normally wakes me up to pray! So who am I to argue.
Father God, thank you for the dawn and the beautiful chorus.
I pray that today goes well. That folk will be patient with one another, and cut each other some slack as some semblance of normality returns. That the many still waiting know they aren’t forgotten. That folk will make wise choices, and consider others. And that today will be the beginning of better days ahead, which we all are so longing for. And folk will begin to feel reassured by that, and have a tangible sense of peace and hope.
In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen.
Have a blessed day