I’m on holiday right now trying hard to deal with memories that are haunting me whilst creating new ones to cherish and love.
Yet even here in the middle of nowhere I cannot avoid the arguments and discussions following the interview given by Samantha Cameron about the loss of her son Ivan.
Part of me wants to be naive right now and believe that this a mother just opening her heart about the pain and devastation she has felt from the loss of her son.
I want to remember the shared look we exchanged as we acknowledged the loss of our children. How that brief moment in Downing Street span across economic backgrounds into empathy and shared understanding.
As a grieving mother I cannot imagine a mom using this loss as a campaign tactic.
Yet as naive as I wish to be the Cameron’s have already proven that all experiences, all struggles are open for exploitation.
We remember David Cameron telling us he understood how hard it is to raise a disabled child. How he will be supporting families as they struggle. Only for him to walk back over all his promises in a dramatic fashion. With cuts to services and benefits that have dramatically left people struggling to survive.
Cut in services
Local government budgets being slashed leading to less respite, play schemes etc etc.
And so much more.
Even now if leaked information is to be trusted if the conservatives stay in power there will be more cuts coming to those who are disabled and those caring for them.
To be truthful I am lost for words.
The whole situation is making my stomach ache.
I want to believe that this story, that Samantha Cameron’s interview is not part of the campaign trail.
I want to honestly believe that she is not exploiting the hearts of those like myself who grieve desperately for their child.
In fact I have to believe this.
To accept anything else would make me question humanity.
Would make me question everything.
Surely there has to be a line a political party won’t cross?