I sit here watching my children play on this beautiful sunny afternoon, and my heart is so heavy for all the victims in Boston and their families. It is hard to grasp the event and make sense of it at all. Myself like many of you feel helpless and fearful. How do you possibly begin to explain this to your children? We have chosen not to at this time and although some people may not agree with this; it is what is right for our family. I cannot get my mind around it and therefore I cannot begin to talk with my children about it until another time.
It is hard to think that this is our reality and we need to teach our children to be aware of everyone and every little detail around them. Living and working in NYC after 9/11 was so difficult. I was paranoid. I did not want to take the subway, I did not want to be around a large crowd etc. With time this became easier, but here we are again facing another horrific act in such a family friendly event.
Right now I don't want to explain terrorism to my children...I want to hug them, kiss them and be thankful for my time with each and every one of them. Events like this make us all stop and think about how in an instant life can change FOREVER. Please go tell those in your life that you love them and hug those kids like you never hugged before. May God Bless those in Boston and elsewhere that are grieving and suffering. We will prevail because that is what Americans do.
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 16 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic daughters. My blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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