Monday, May 22, 2017

ENOUGH!!

Hey Y'All. So I started writing this post yesterday. I published it and then half an hour later left it as a draft. Then I re-looked at it this morning, published it again and then deleted it. But I am continuing to write it now and damn it I don't want to be silent when it comes to everyday topics that affect us. See, I am a fashion blogger but I am also a human being. This is not the first time I have touched on everyday history that affects all of us. It is real life after all. As much as I like to keep things light and fun and usually focus on my style, what Vivian wears, what we do together, my work-wear, weekend updates, shopping wish lists and such, sometimes bad things happen - unfortunately a lot more often than we would like to - that are totally out of control. But I am one of those people that cannot ignore them. In lieu of a new outfit post today (I scrapped that off) I wanted to take a day off from style and take a minute to honor the victims of the latest terrorist attack, this time in Manchester UK. TAKE ONE MOMENT OF SILENCE, PLEASE!

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The Manchester Arena where thousands of mothers and daughters and teenage girls were gathered to watch the latest Arianna Grande concert, was hit like never before. A bombing killed about 20 young people with over 50 people injured, England's security alert totally threatened and British lives affected as never before - not just the families of the victims. I am touched and extremely sad and disappointed by any and all terrorist attacks no matter where they happen. It doesn't matter if it is in New York, Germany, Syria, Turkey, France, Beirut, Brussels or England. This world is very scary, a dark awful place that makes me think twice about bringing another child into this world. Speaking of children, this particular event touched me a lot personally because I have a child, I am a mother. Many young mothers like myself had gone to see a concert with their young daughters - future doctors, architects, teachers, nurses, builders, IT specialists, designers, models, actresses, dancers, TV hosts, stunt women, scientists or whatever they set out to be! When my daughter grows up a little older, I am sure she will want to go on a concert date with me or ask me to go to a concert herself. But to tell you the truth I am scared. I am scared for her and for myself. I haven't been to a concert in ages, I don't go to the movies often, or to church as much as I like. And that is mostly because I am simply afraid. There have been too many occasions where the worst has happened from elementary schools to universities but even during or at concerts, restaurants, churches, sporting events/games, movie theaters, etc. etc. I don't want to live my life in fear. I don't want to be afraid. I don't want to be scared of what might happen, but can you blame me?

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Enough! We have had enough! I have had enough. Enough of mass murders, killings, bombings, limp-less children, deaths, explosions, hate crimes and blood everywhere. Enough blaming and putting fingers towards who the media lets us to believe is to blame! I have had enough. I have had enough of the tears and despair that the world suffers through on a daily basis. I don't want to be politically correct, damn it! I want to fight for what is more sacred to me: my daughter's life and her well-being and the well-being of all those close people whom I love the most. I want to be able to go anywhere and everywhere I want without being in fear! I want to breathe fresh air and live life, live it to the fullest! 

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4 comments:

  1. Sweet Ada. I am with you. There is so much evil in the world. Verses come to my mind...in this world you will have trouble, but take heart I have overcome the world...your enemy, the devil, travels to and fro, seeking someone to devour...he seeks to steal, kill and destroy but I have come that they may have life and life to the full! When I am overwhelmed by the hurts, horrors, evils, atrocities and confusion, I remember these truths that I find in my Bible. I don't understand it all. But I believe. Where there is despair, He can give hope. Where there is turmoil, he can bring peace - even in the most horrific of times, where there is deep sadness He can give joy. I will join with you in a moment of silence. As a fellow woman and mommy, I will grieve with those moms and daughters. And I will pray...Thank you for your heartfelt, open, raw and honest post.

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  2. Ada, I agree enough is enough. The sad part too is more people are going to blame the innocent for these horrendous attacks. My heart goes out to the families and friends of all those affected by these disgusting events.

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  3. Well said Ada. The world is in such turmoil and I don't understand at all. All I know is that it needs to stop and somehow we need to find peace. My heart goes out to all of those innocent victims.

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  4. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

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