On the Eve…

24Dec14

As we’ve all been busily getting ready for Christmas Day, I know many, if not most Australians have at the forefront of their minds thoughts of those that aren’t here to celebrate a holiday that is normally filled with hope, happiness and a touch of magic for the young and young at heart.

But there are 3 little children and 2 families who are going through unimaginable grief along with 15 families who are no doubt beyond grateful they are here to share this Christmas with their loved ones.

The thought of those 3 little kids without their mum makes my heart ache. I can’t imagine the hurt, confusion and overwhelming sadness that they are feeling.

Without my own 3 children I’m not sure I’d feel much like celebrating tomorrow. But then again without my own 3 children I may not feel as affected as I do by last weeks events.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone.

May your days be merry and bright.

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No words

17Dec14

Like most the country & indeed the world, I spent most of Monday constantly checking the news, watching the horrible Sydney Siege. I held my breath & felt my heart stop each time hostages ran out.

By 9.30pm I couldn’t keep my eyes open. With 2 night feeds in my immediate future, I went to bed. I hoped and prayed that the next day would bring wonderful news…

Half way through feeding the baby at around midnight, I remembered. I checked my phone desperately looking for news of a peaceful end, but nothing. It was still going.

All the kids were up around 5.30am. I got up and I remembered. I turned on the TV, almost holding my breath and watched as they reported that 3 people were dead. The victims a 34 year old man and a 38 year old woman. Please God, don’t let them be parents. Don’t let this awful awful tragedy be any worse. Sadly it was. 3 little children lost their mum in the early hours of that horrific morning. While we were sleeping, subconsciously hoping & praying, 2 innocent people, protecting others paid the ultimate price. Their families lives changed forever. Our lives and our country changed forever.

I feel like we lost something that day. A sense of innocence. A hope that this would never happen to ‘us’. But it did.

The outpouring of grief has shown what this country is really about. I know that if we could, each and everyone of us would hug the families of the victims and the 15 other hostages.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that” Martin Luther King, Jr

RIP xx

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Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove is only a few weeks away from arriving in Newcastle and if you’re looking for something fun and exciting to take your little one to we cannot recommend the show enough!

In her 3 short years, my Miss Sophie has been to 3 Disney shows and has loved every single minute of every show. And the lastest offering from Disney on Ice promises not to disappoint.

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(This is a sponsored post, however all opinions expressed are my own).

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