All posts tagged: Aylan Kurdi

#SaveSyriasChildren

I am unashamedly posting, a third time this week, about the Syrian crisis. The death of a sweet little boy, named Aylan Kurdi, about which I wrote here yesterday, has, as I had predicted, moved many to action. The UK parliament will find itself under enormous pressure from the public come Monday, following the online petition that has received more than 200,000 signatures in less than 48 hours. As a community of bloggers(parents, most of us), we have been moved to tears and to action as well.  We have gathered together, an army of UK parent bloggers, and agreed to publicly raise our voices in order to protect Syrian children, like Aylan, from a tragic end. We refuse to stand by and watch any other Syrian children die, as we are well aware, the crisis they are facing could have well been ours. It could have been us, caught up in a cruel war of religion, idiocy and bigotry. It could have been our children, suffering from the horrors of displacement, famine, peril and lack …

Dear Sweet Boy…

Dear sweet boy who broke our hearts, with your tiny lifeless frame resting on the sand. I am so very sorry. I am so very sorry you had to die in order for the world to fully understand the cruelty of this war you were trying to escape with your mummy and daddy and big brother. I have been thinking of you all day today. I have been thinking at how meaningless this world and all its cruelties must have seemed to you. I have been thinking at how you should have been playing on a warm beach right now, chasing the waves and splashing in delight. You have made a big difference into this world, you know? Your tragic, oh so tragic death, has shown us that there is no limit to evil and that even the most beautiful little boys can die in the most senseless and cruel of ways. Your tragic death has shown us that, in the 11th hour, and after having had watched so many other mummies and daddies and …