My younger daughter, a final year university student, has been in NYC (New York City) by herself since the pandemic started in Jan2020. Her resilience was now giving way to sadness. She recently (Aug) called a friend on mine who lived in Connecticut and told her what she needed – “a home environment with a family.”
My friend and her spouse since then been taking her home every weekend. She’s welcome in their beautiful home. Their attention and care have brought back the smile that she’s always had. Not only that, but they also took her out amid nature, Kayaking and even let her cook food for them – filing her void.
We reside in Singapore, and it can be distressing for parents with their kids far away. But then life goes on and so what if we are not physically there? God arranged a loving couple to stand in for us and a lovely home with a room in it for my daughter, and she had a pet dog as an additional family member!