All of this forced togetherness can build us or break us. I must admit that, while I want to have a good relationship with my family, the hustle and bustle of our old lives made it so that I could get by with being less and expecting less than I should’ve.
Now, they, and I, never go away!
So, I have learned to act more calmly in trying situations. Before COVID-19 I didn’t feel like I had the time to wait for a situation to stabilize. I was busy, or they were busy and needed a resolution now! Or, I knew they were leaving soon, so if things got a little dicey, they would be gone and things would feel peaceful, so why put in the extra effort to find peace while they are still around?
I pray that you, too, would find the time to learn how to have better family relationships.
And for those of you in abusive situations, my prayers are with you. I don’t understand why God is allowing you to go through this, but please know that He sees, He cares, and He has a plan to turn it into good for you. He promises.
Am I perfect now? Hah! If only! I will always have a long way to go. But is my family life better.? Thanks to the power of God working in a willing heart, yes.