Easter will be different for each of us based on where we are in our lives, for some it’s filled with laughter and joy, planning and plotting while for others sadness and tears.
We could say we have the experience of last year, therefore we know what to expect yet truthfully for those who had to cancel a wedding or tell loved ones only 10 can come to the funeral and find themselves still in lockdown restrictions this Easter is yet again different... Without sounding like a broken record here about lockdown and restrictions, similar to last year Easter will once be void of of some of our traditions from Easters past. And for some this brings with it a mourning, a longing for the familiar and this is a very normal feeling, you are not alone.
I imagine currently we all know someone who is having to be an almost prisoner in their own home, some afraid to go out, living in constant fear and doing all they can to be healthy at this time. How lonely this can be for them and we can’t go hug them to reassure them.
We have this past year had the experience of changes to funerals, not being able to be physically there to support our family and friends in the ways that are natural and traditional. So much feels awkward.
We can’t call to visit, we can’t hug, reality is, this is hard for us and for them.
What can we do?