My Dear Child,

I just wanted to check in and say hi. As this quarantine continues on, with tensions rising and uncertainty mounting, I just wanted to remind you that I’m here for you and that I love you.

My dear child, I wanted to remind you that you’re doing a really great job and that I’m noticing and loving you so much for your efforts. I see you. Amongst the constant mess and endless noise that comes from a bustling home filled with kids, I see you. Amongst the painful loneliness and deafening silence that comes from an empty home, I see you. Amongst the restlessness and cabin fever and everyone getting on everyone’s nerves. I see you and the growth you’re making and the strides you’re taking to deal with your situation. I see you and I love you so much for the huge effort you’re making to stay positive in these challenging times.

My dear child, I know how hard this is for you right now. I know you’re feeling sad. I know you’re feeling overwhelmed. I know you’re worried and stressed and anxious. But please, my dear child, express it to Me. Talk to Me, let Me in. Tell Me how you’re feeling. Tell Me what’s on your mind. I’m your Father, and love and care for you so much. I want to help you. Tell Me how hard you’re finding this situation. Tell Me that you hate this. Tell Me that you hate being alone. Or that you hate being with your family. Or that you hate that you can’t go out. Shout at Me. I don’t care. I just want to hear from you. Don’t cut Me out now that there’s no structure in your life.

I know I’ve shut all the shuls, I know I’ve made it way more challenging for you to connect. But please, I beg of you, don’t think I’m not here. I’m closer than ever and I still want to hear from you, now more than ever.

My dear child, I created you, I love you more than anything else in the world. I know these are challenging times and that sometimes you let your guard down and say things you shouldn’t, or do things you normally wouldn’t if you had less time or more of a schedule, or that sometimes you behave in a way that you later regret because you’re just spending way too much time with the same people and it’s all feeling a bit too much. I just want to remind you, there is nothing, and I mean nothing you can do that will change how much I love you. My beautiful precious child, no matter how far away you feel, know I am right here beside you and I'm never leaving your side. No matter what you’ve done, however bad you think it was, I still love you. My love for you is unconditional and no one loves you more than I do. Hear it. Believe it. Feel it.

My dear child, you’re so confused, and that’s okay. You have conflicting emotions. On the one hand you feel you just can’t survive this; it’s too overwhelming; you can’t cope. But on the other hand you’re trying so desperately to keep it all together. Just know this - I only give you a challenge that you can overcome. So the fact that you’re placed exactly where you are right now means I believe in you. You can deal with this situation. You can even thrive. I know how much potential you have and I so desperately want to see you actualize it. I know it’s so hard for you right now, and that it’s really difficult to internalize, but believe Me, I know you can do this. I believe in you. I always have, I always will.

My dear child, I know you feel that the world is so unsafe right now. I know you’re scared. I know how unsettling it feels, not knowing what tomorrow will bring. Not knowing how many more people will die. Or get infected. Not knowing who you will be saying goodbye to next. Not feeling safe going to the shops or going for a walk. Having that safety net pulled out from under you is very unsettling. But My sweet precious child, know this: I am your safety net. And I know it’s hard but I want you to trust Me. Trust that I’m holding you. Trust that I know what’s best. Trust that I can get you through this. That together we can pull through and succeed. Together.

My dear child, I know you’re scared but feel My warmth. Feel My arms around your shoulders comforting you. Feel My presence holding you. Feel Me carrying you through this. Feel Me here, like I’ve been here with you your whole life. You’re overwhelmed right now. And that’s okay. Life is overwhelming right now. But remember that I’m quarantined with you. When it’s getting too much just look to Me and I’ll be here, waiting for you. You’re not alone. I’m right here, listening. And I’m not going anywhere. Ever. You can rely on that.

My dear child, I am so proud of you right now. For what you’re achieving. For what you’re learning through this process. I am so proud of your progress. I see every tiny step forward you make. And though you may think it’s tiny, in My eyes it’s a massive deal. I’m rooting for you. I know you can do this. I know you can make this quarantine amazing. I know you have it within you to do what you can do best.

My dear child, I know you better than you know yourself and better than anyone else knows you. So stop comparing yourself to everyone around you when they talk about all the activities they’ve thought up for their kids or all the food they’ve made or all the new skills they’re learning or all the things they’re ticking off of their bucket lists. Stop beating yourself up and putting yourself down and telling yourself that you should be doing better. You’re wrong. I know how much effort you’re putting in. I know that you’re giving it your absolute all. I know how much you’re struggling. I know how much you’re achieving. I know how much you’re holding back. I see your innermost heart. I see your desires. I see what you’re doing and what you’re holding yourself back from doing, and My dear child, I am so proud of you.

I’m telling you again so that you’ll believe Me when I say you’re doing such a fantastic job. You’re amazing. And when all this is over, I hope you can come out with your head held high, feeling proud of what you achieved. And I really hope we can maintain the strong bond we’ve formed during these challenging times. I hope our connection can take you through to when we’re no longer in quarantine. I hope you won’t forget Me.

Signed, with so much love and admiration for all your efforts,
Your Loving Father