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.
Photo Credit; Malcom Kirkaldie