I am saddened hugely, as is everyone else, by any terrorist attack. But when I heard that one of the four dead was a 43 year old mum of two on her way to collect her children, I was struck by how easily any of our worlds can turn on a sixpence.
I am a mum of two and it could have been me struck down on the way to collect the loves of my life and bring them home. It could have been any of the countless women who do this every day – a seemingly menial task but one which is oh so very important – to deliver home safely your whole entire world.
To imagine the heartbreak of those children who were never collected by their mummy is unbearable. To imagine the years and years of pain and suffering and missed moments and all because of one evil heart so misguided and so ill that he could not see right from wrong.
So today, I urge you all to remember Aysha Frade and the other 2 souls whose life was taken yesterday, and to forget instantly the evil that caused it all. For he does not deserve our remembrance.
Acknowledge our wonderful citzens who rushed to the aid of so many and our amazing emergency services who endlessly give of themselves to others.
I wrote a poem to better express my feelings about it all and I would love you all to share it from our Facebook page if you like it. We must remember the lives lost to the madness but forget the madness itself.