I was very excited to come back to school. I am in Primary 7 now so I am the oldest in the school. I will have more responsibility now with setting a good example to younger pupils, more work and homework on the weekends but that just makes it more of an exciting year. I also have my Confirmation this year which will I will be looking forward to.
I have already made my First Confession and My First Communion which were very big days in my life. It is great to be able to make a commitment to God and Jesus at a young age. I am really looking forward to receiving the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit when I make my Confirmation this year. I think that we might be making it in January or February but I am not really sure yet.
Primary Seven has been really good so far and I am only three days in. Lots of things have been harder to do over the past year due to Covid-19, but we have learned to be more focused on what is important – our family, our mental health and our relationship with Jesus. During the summer, my friend in the street got Covid so I had to take a test. I was very worried, so I said a prayer to Jesus and the test came back negative. I was very relieved and grateful.
The year ahead will be challenging but it will be worth it for the future. As we celebrate the Season of Creation within our Diocese, there are many lessons Covid has taught us which we can bring forward into our lives and our parish. I am excited and full of hope.
Lily White, is a Year Seven pupil at Steelstown Primary School, Derry.