Terror attacks are horrific, wherever they happen and whoever is involved. But the Manchester bomb this week has been absolutely devastating for me and so many others.
I know of a few people who were there that night to enjoy a concert with the pretty amazing Ariana Grande. Luckily they were unhurt, at least physically.
I, like so many other people I know have been indirectly affected by this. I, like so many other people I know are still reeling from what happened. I, like so many other people I know are still trying to figure out the answer to WHY?
I don’t think anyone in their right mind will ever truly understand the answer to that question. It sickens me that there are people out there who are proud of what this creature did. And they are infiltrating into our communities; the very communities they wish to destroy. I looked at my 6 year old niece the other day and wondered just how scary she feels the world is. I look at my 15 year old nephew and wonder how he would manage if he had lost a friend or parent that night. I wonder just how I would hold it together if a any of my relatives or friends were seriously ill or deceased. And that’s when my stomach churns because I know there is nothing I can imagine that would even come close to what some of the victims are going through right now. And it pains me so much to think that anybody could hurt so much and there is nothing I can do to take it away from them. I am just so sad for everybody.
It’s easy to get sucked into that sometimes risky whirlwind. It’s easy to dig a deeper black hole by always looking at the bad stuff. Watching news reports that show upsetting scenes or reading newspaper articles that describe some of the horror can also be shockingly difficult. It’s fine to mourn what happened, the many lives lost or changed forever. We all deal with things differently. But if it plays on your mind or you feel like you are heading for a whirlwind please seek support. Any bomb like this is just atrocious. But kids?
Let people know you love them. Give them an extra hug next time you see your loved ones. We are with you Manchester. ❤❤❤ love and best wishes to all. Gentle hugs and prayers for those affected xxx