Accepting Our New World

I wasn’t sure if I was going to post a blog about my feelings of the last few days.

However, when I first started writing my blogs, I did it to get things off my chest-out of my head if you will.

This situation is no different. 

It has consumed me. It has made me question more than I ever thought I’d have to question. 

I live in a little town called Ramsgate, on the very edge of the south-east coast. Nothing happens here. Well, nothing in comparison to things that are happening in other parts of the UK.
Yesterday though, there were armed police patrolling along the seafront where myself and my youngest were playing on the beach.

My first thought? Why are they here? We don’t need them-nothing happens here!
Then I realised. That’s probably what the people of Manchester thought on Monday.

Nothing happens here. 

After the events of Monday, after seeing those police armed with guns yesterday, I’m struggling to comprehend the world that not only I live in, but the world I’m bringing my children up in.

I believe strongly, that in any circumstance in life, if we make peace with decisions made, or changes that are happening, we can make ourselves stronger and better equipped to deal with the things that are sent to try us.

So that’s what I’m now doing.
I’m accepting and making peace with this new world we now find ourselves in.
A world where innocent children and families are targeted by extremists and evil beings.
I’m accepting that the armed police, the extra army troops, the people in charge of our country and the extra vigilance we, as individuals now need to have, are part of our new lives in this new world.

Do I want to accept it all? Never.
How can you accept that you brought children into a world that they may see destroyed in their lifetime?

But I will accept it-because making peace with this is the only thing that we can do.

Acceptance is the only way to move forward right now and find some sort of happiness in a world full of sorrow.

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8 thoughts on “Accepting Our New World

  1. I live in a part of the US that is unlikely to ever see anything like this, though we do go to Boston quite often and just got back from Disney. I was quite content thinking that nothing like that would ever happen around here – and then Newtown happened and it was a huge slap in the face. Crazy is everywhere now. #bestandworst

    1. I think we’re now in a situation, regardless of country, state, city, town etc, that we have to prepare it may one day come to our home. Xx

  2. It is so scary hun. I hope you are feeling ok. I think we have to just accept if we can and continue to live our lives, or we will live in fear. It’s hard to do but we have to! Lots of cuddles for the little ones though over the last few days. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    1. I agree I think we just have to crack on with our only lives and pick up the pieces of anything that might happen, when and if it happens.

  3. Living in London, makes it all a bit more scary but like you say, the people of Manchester couldn’t have imagined the atrocity that would hit their city last week, so I guess nobody is safe anywhere, but we have to carry on and stand together. I’ve written a post saying just that, although it terrifies me, I have to let my children live their life even if it’s tempting to wrap them in cotton wool and hide them away from the dangers of this world we live in. #postsfromtheheart

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