and the world stood still…

15 Dec

I was just about to let you in on the pact I made with my kids. I was just about to tell you that we promised each other that we would try harder. Mom would try harder not to yell, Yianni would try harder not to hit & Iliana would try harder not to bite. And you would have probably smiled. But not today.

I can’t think of the right words to describe the unthinkable. There are no words.

I usually moan how living in Greece is difficult. Today I appreciate this country. I appreciate how the unthinkable has not happened here (yet). I appreciate the feeling that I raise my kids in a safe(r) environment. 

Today I must forget all of my so called ‘troubles’ and ‘difficulties’. Today, of all days, I must remember to hug my kids as tight as I can & love them like there is no tomorrow. After all, who knows what tomorrow might bring?


3 Responses to “and the world stood still…”

  1. memyselfandkids December 16, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    We all must remember this. What a terrrible reminder of what we should appreciate.

  2. ramblingsfromamum December 16, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    Poignant – moving and heartfelt T.
    Hugs for your children and hugs for you.

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