How, why and what do we do?

I wasn’t going to write today.

My heart is broken.

I wanted to hold my children close and never let them go.  As a mom that has lost a child all I could think of is those parents whose hearts are now forever broken. Their children out on an what should have been a fun night  watching a pop star then cruelly taken away.

Innocent, every life taken last night in Manchester.

They did nothing wrong yet paid the ultimate price.

How did this happen?

Why did this happen?

Right now there is no answers, we don’t know the mind of the evil individual that took these precious innocent lives.

There is talk of reasons,

Was it his faith?

No, islam is a religion of compassion and peace.

He has no reason beyond hate.

Nothing makes this right, nothing.

It was a cowardice hateful attack .

Right now the terror threat level in the UK has been raised. The whole country is feeling scared, feeling afraid.

Many of us want to stay home, cancel events and I completely understand this.

What can we do?

We can love

 

We will  not allow terror to win, we will not bow down to hate.

We are a country of hope.

We will come together to stand together.

People of all faiths, no faith, will reunite against this hate.

We will remember the victims.

We will speak their names.

And may the name of the attackers fade into oblivion not giving them the notoriety they desire.

They are nothing.

They will  be nothing.

We are hope. 

We are peace 

We are love. 

 

My heart is in Manchester tonight.