The next time I’m offered a getaway, instead of complaining, I will make a paper chain and count the days! Yes, it is hard to leave, but distance from day-to-day life offers valuable gifts. Among them can be renewed appreciation for your life, the people in it, and even for yourself.
What our children need—what they will always need—is our faith, not our fears. I suspect that worry, however hard we try to conceal it, is shared with them in some sort of tight knot they carry around.