“I had no idea how the lockdown was going to have an impact on me. As time moved from day 1 to 15 I began to feel lonely despite the fact that I had family members with me and communicated with family members and friends who could not be with me.
I searched to find out why I was feeling that way. I realised that human beings need social interaction and that was missing in some respects. I felt hopeless, stressed, sad, afraid and other emotions.
Lockdown is a necessity during these uncertain times but it brings with it emotional, psychological and physical issues on individuals.
I started realising that what I took for granted such as walking in the park suddenly became a very expensive commodity. The lesson I have learnt is to cherish and be grateful for what you have. You never know for how long you can have it.
Lockdown is in most countries. I have been worried about how my other family members in countries outside of the UK are. They too are in lockdown. We have been praying for each other and the world. I think that what keeps us going is that we keep strengthening each other in different ways.
I have my family members who have gone out to buy me groceries so that I don’t risk myself by going out. I thought that they are risking themselves for my sake and that humbled me. I think that love, kindness and selflessness are the values we need for one another.
I miss my granddaughter because she is the youngest member of my family. I love you granddaughter. We will be together one day by God’s grace, God willing.”