#TheDailyBlab focus on recent news events
The Little Mama sat silently, tapping into her phone to check the latest updates across the world of social media. Tuning into the news channels and catching up with the daily events. The monitor sat next to her, and her son, the Little Lord who was 7.5mths old lay peacefully slumbering in his cot. She took a moment to consider life around her.
Not one who often sits in quiet reflection. The Little Mama considered recent events. In the news headlines across the space of a week, so many horrors had been splashed across the world, causing splinters to ricochet and hurt or appall many . The shocking hatred in Orlando, where bullets tore flesh and ended lives- suddenly and without warning, the flicker of breath leaving their bodies. The bodies of 49.
2 year old Lane Graves, a precious little boy snatched and drowned by an alligator whilst on a family holiday in Florida which he undoubtedly had been excited about, waiting in anticipation. How heartbreaking for his family, to return home from what is meant to be a family holiday, missing a part of their heart, which now carried grief and mourning.
The UK Member of Parliament, Jo Cox murdered, shot and stabbed whilst serving her constituency. A mother of 2, who had focused her entire career on a life in democracy. Her husband and children who will now ‘fight against the hatred that killed her.’
These are just 3 stories that have resonated throughout the world however there are countless other stories out there, that haven’t received the widespread press attention. Stories that hold equally harrowing facts of hatred, misfortune and tragedy. What do we do with this information as parent’s to our children?
Little Mama quietly picked herself up, mentally patted herself down and whilst holding sadness in her heart for those that have lost, she remained steadfast and reminded herself, that her role in life is to nurture, to care and protect her son with her husband. To teach him the values of a society that can be flawed and fractured but can be renewed with understanding and instilling the knowledge he needs to make the decisions that are right in his future as he grows. It is easy to be fazed and tainted with so much hatred and tragedy spilling in every corner of the world, but as parents we need to do our bit and to teach our kids the values in life to make the decisions that will not only enhance the futures of our children, but those around them. Let the ricochet of good values and rhetoric be the legacy of our children in trying times.
The Little Lord woke and Little Mama went to him, eager for a cuddle and a gummy smile.