Things are not always as they appear. Unknown
As I sat up most of the night my eyes were glued to the computer screen and my emotions were churning. The most incredibly happy thing that is to happen any day now, at least in my world, found me sitting here with tears of joy and with just a bit of worry.
The waiting for the birth of our first grandchild is an experience of many mixed emotions, I am finding this so true. Tears run down my cheeks as I think about holding that little child when she decides to come into this world. A world where smiles and hugs are what she should see first.
Tears of profound sadness are now mixed with those tears of joy while reading about the horrible attacks in Paris France. Ordinary people out doing things, normal things and never thinking about what lay in wait. Ordinary people.
I have so many emotions, as I am sure all of you do at this time. Being a blogger, there are a lot of us who tend to focus on the positive things in life. The ordinary things in our own lives. The news is full of everything that you need to know about all the other things going on in this world.
Even though we may look like we are not in the real world, this is certainly not true in the least. We are very much feeling what everyone else around the world is experiencing right now. Worry, fear, a profound sadness and a overwhelming sense of helplessness. Wondering, what is ahead, and wondering how we can get through these emotions that tear us up inside while knowing there is nothing that we can do.
Well there is something we can do. We can carry on with posting happy thoughts while we keep all the people affected by this in our hearts and prayers. That is what we must do, because if we give into the fear and the spreading of that fear through our blogs, we are not helping the people who need to escape from the reality of the news for even a little bit. People trying to find any sense of normal in a world that honestly seems to be out of control, at least in my eyes. A tiny island where you can just go to sit for a bit.
I sit here today reading everything and wishing I could do something to make it just a tiny bit better for those who are suffering. All of us, all around the world are suffering. This does not just affect those going through the actual horror in France. This affects everyone of us who want a safe and loving world for our children, and our grandchildren.
To my blogger friends let us keep Paris in our hearts and prayers and let us keep posting happy images, normal everyday things that may take people away for just a moment.
I know reading blogs about ordinary things right now is what has been keeping my emotions a bay. Keeps my fears at bay, as I wait for what is to be the most joyful moment that a person could be waiting for.
Take care everyone. To the people of Paris you are in our hearts. Everyone who needs to escape the news for a little bit you are in my heart too. Bloggers certainly do care about this world we all live in. I hope you find some image, or images here to make you smile if only for a little bit..