I hadn't written anything for today but I just have the over whelming feeling that I must because I am totally heart broken. I cannot begin to comprehend the pain that the parents of the victims must be feeling right now.
Upon waking this morning I grabbed my phone like I always do and there was a news notification showing to say there had been a terrorist attack in Manchester. My heart dropped to the floor as I read what had happened. They keep saying there were teenagers involved, teenagers are still children. Children, innocent children who had gone to a concert to see possibly there favourite singer. A concert they may have waited months for, maybe their first concert to have there lives taken away soon after it had finished.
It has hurt me to my core and I cannot stop thinking about it. My Dad's side of the family live 20 minutes away from where it happened. Because of this I know just how strong the people of Manchester are. They will come together and they will become stronger than ever.
I didn't want to let Isabelle go this morning, I just wanted to keep her with me. But that is what 'those people' want. They want to destroy lives, they want us to not be able to go about our daily business because of fear. Like most parents I have thought what will this world be like when my children are my age. But we cannot let darkness win. I will continue to raise my children the way I always have, to show kindness to others. We want to be able to tell our children that they will always be safe, it's hard to know what to say when they ask now. I wouldn't change my children for the world, but I wish I could change the world for my children.
My thoughts are with the families of the victims and our incredible emergency services.
Please show kindness where you can, especially today.