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Dear Covid 19

Dear COVID-19,

 

You arrived with a bang and affected all our lives. When it all began, I was honestly very disappointed that all my travel plans came to a halt. Especially after being married to my husband for 6 years, we finally decided to go for our longggggg-awaited honeymoon but obviously that didn’t happen. A little back story – Sara and I waited for his dream job to be a pilot become a reality before we went for our honeymoon. So, it was supposed to be a special trip for us. After all the hard work we had put in over the past few years, we really wanted that break, but then you happened.

 

A week-and-a-half into the CB, I was activated to go back to work as my venue was converted into a temporary dormitory for foreign workers. When I became an essential worker, I honestly was a bit disappointed to go back to work – while the rest of the world was staying at home. The grass always seems to be greener on the other side, eh? Haha!

 

My son has declared that he is not going to school when it reopens.

But I chose to look at the small difference I was making by taking care of our migrant brothers and doing my part to make Singapore better! Not complaining about the “sanity time” that I got being away from the kids haha! I mean, I definitely love them but sometimes they can really push our buttons. I am sure all mothers can relate. Sashwin has declared that he is not going to school when it reopens. God bless me on his first day back at school!

 

My hubby was away from the kids and I for around 1.5 years during his pilot studies in Perth, so I am super-glad that he is making up for it now. Thankful for my hubby, who takes care of the kids at home while I work during this period (I'm thankful for my helper too).

 

There are so many lessons that we can take away from this CB. Life is super- precious. And how a virus can put a stop to the whole world. I have learnt to focus on the small pleasures in life and be grateful for the now. Everything happens for a reason anyway, maybe something better awaits us.

 

I definitely look forward to finally having that well-deserved honeymoon, man. I know travelling would never be the same again, but I am hopeful.

Shana Saravanan

11 May 2020