Hope not hate

 

#wearenotafraid

So once again this week I hugged my little girl a bit tighter and gave her an extra kiss at bedtime and just sat and watched her beautiful sleeping face and vowed even harder that I would do anything on earth to protect her from harm.  No doubt the mothers of the injured and dead from Wednesday’s attack would have done the same, no doubt the mum who was killed on her way to pick up her children from school would have protected them at all costs.  It’s truly heart breaking and well, just pointless.  Five minutes of relentless destruction that once again has left children without a mum, a wife without a husband and lives permanently changed by injury forever.

Hope not hate

We can’t let this darkness win.  We have to carry on, pull together and show them that #wearenotafraid It is our responsibility to bring our children up to love, tolerate and respect everybody no matter what their religious or sexual choices are and no matter where they come from.  We have to try and eradicate this hatred that seems to be enveloping parts of the world.  I truly believe that our children can undo the wrong in our beautiful world if we guide them down the right path and bring them up to be kind to and interested in people rather than be suspicious and defensive.  They are our little rays of innocent sunshine and our hope for the future.  Children aren’t born to hate, sadly they learn this behaviour.  Let’s not let that happen on our watch.

Human spirit

The human spirit is an awesome thing.  I saw it in the people who stopped to help the injured, the nurses that ran with equipment in their arms from a nearby hospital and the little memorials that immediately sprang up to honour the victims but also show a bit of defiance in the face of adversity.  That lovely human spirit is there all the time we just need to make sure that it’s the dominant feeling instead of all this bloody hate.

Let’s embrace our diversity, not tear each other apart.

Kat xx

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20 thoughts on “Hope not hate

  1. Well put. We can carry on & beat the darkness. I felt very sad in London last week – thanks for writing this. #postsfromtheheart

  2. It is so difficult trying to explain it to children when you don’t understand it yourself. I discussed it with them over breakfast the following day and I hope other mums are teaching tolerance and love too #postsfromtheheart

    1. My daughter is too young to understand but I think it’s really important to be open and honest with them about these things. Thank you for reading x

  3. It is so terrifying but you’re right we can’t let the darkness win and have to remember that in the gran scheme of things it’s a small amount of darkness compared to the rest. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xoxo

  4. You are so right. We arrived in Paris and two weeks’ later it was the Paris attacks. It’s so horrible explaining this to kids and why people feel driven to this kind of violence. But you are right. We can’t let them win! #coolmumsclub

  5. It is so sad in this day and age that people still hate and cannot learn to live amongst others in peace. I wish that the future is brighter for us all!! Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales

    1. I think a lot of people felt compelled to write afterwards. I think it helps to get your head around this pointless act. Thank you for reading xx

  6. As I sit here and write this today I’ve not long ago heard the news about the bombing in St Petersburg. It’s getting to the point where you don’t want to watch the news. And whilst I understand that we need to know that these things are happening, I can’t help but feel that these ‘people’, (if you can call them that) thrive on the attention that is given to the result of their actions.
    I just hope we see an end to this one day. I know that’s hoping for a lot, but we have to believe that it won’t keep happening. Thank you for linking up to #TriumphantTales, please do come back again tomorrow!

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