#contentology #family

It’s interesting that my daughter had to fill out her family tree for a school
project last night, so phone calls were made to both sets of our parents to
request the names of Great, Great grandparents on both sides of the family. It’s amazing to see the history of our families generations laid out to see and
how it all leads to us and our family, here and now.
And when I think of my relatives, distant and close I know that I’m blessed to
have a family that fills me with gratitude, that I enjoy spending time with and
am able to also call my friends.
However it drives home how I’m missing my family both near and far and
how much I miss our big family gatherings. And with the NSW border close
making it difficult for either of us to move across the bridge, even family that
is near geographically, feels much further than I would like. I’m thinking of
my sister, her husband and my gorgeous baby niece that is in lockdown in
Melbourne, with the worry of COVID right on their doorstep. I’m also
thinking of my family overseas, wondering when they will be able to come
home again and when we will be able to plan to see them.
So I’m keeping my family close through messages, pictures and video-calls
and hoping everyone stays safe through this challenging time.

Published by Kate French

Clinical Psychologist; expertise in autism and child and family psychology.

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