Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Since Friday's tragedies in Paris, I have thought pretty much of nothing else. Those poor people, their poor families, it's just heart breaking. As always with these things, the randomness and suddenness of the whole thing makes it so much harder to bear, are we actually safe anywhere?

Since studying the wars at school I have always been terrified at the prospect of another world war, it would be very different now if it was to happen and we can only hope it never does. The thought of those poor parents in the war waving off their children, not knowing if they would see them again but loving them so much that sending them off, possibly forever was the very best thing for them. How did they cope, when I struggle with a few hours at nursery? I will never know, but what amazing and brave people they must have been.

The recent events scare me, a lot. We really don't know when our time will come, how it will come, when our fate will be decided for us - or how. It seems there is also more of a question of who will decide that fate now too and that is truly terrifying. It is so unfair for someone else to make that choice and take away unknown lives. It makes me feel so sick that there are people out there that think the way those responsible must have. I just can't understand or emotionally deal with terrorism, it's too much for my tiny brain to cope with. I don't know how anyone can willingly harm another person, it just doesn't make sense.

Our children now have to grow up in this world, a world where people blow up innocent people on a night out, a world where people have that much hate for their fellow people, ideas and things that they will take lives away, with no care for the consequences or devastation left behind.

To anyone affected by Paris, I am so sorry for your loss, or for anything you may have had to endure or witness. My heart goes out to every single one of you. I hope that those that were taken have gone to a much better place than this, I like to believe that is the case one way or another.

All we can do is continue to live life to the full and not let it bring us down. We need to count our blessings, squeeze our loved ones tight and be thankful we are here. I won't let it affect our lives, but I will find it hard and I will never, ever understand.

If you want to find a way to help victims from here in the UK, you can have a look at these suggestions from The Mirror.

Thanks for reading,