One week to the #christchurch
mosque shooting and I still have no words. My children don’t know about it because I don’t know how to explain such hate to them. I don’t know how to tell them about the little ones, younger than them, who were at the receiving end of this blind hate-filled act of terrorism.
I know though, that when I do find the words, and the courage, to talk to them about it, I will try and focus on the love and solidarity that had been displayed by the New Zealand government and people. And I will pray, with every fibre of my being, that they, and other kids in the world, never have to experience such hatred and vitriol. I hope that as they grow older, there will be more kindness, empathy and acceptance everywhere, and I know that this can only be possible if we all lead and live by these principles ourselves. The world is a frightening place these days, but it will not do to lose hope...
This little book, placed in a zip lock bag to be safe from rain. Placed to be found in a location matching where my life was at when I received this book. I still attended church when I received this book.
In the wake of the #christchurchmosqueshooting
this book is being left by #littlebookpixie
ookpixie for hopefully being found by someone who needs to find it.
It tells the story of one of the 13 victims of the Columbine Masacre, Rachel Joy Scott, and the writings she put into her journal in the year before her life ended. "Don't let your character change color with your environment. Find out who you are and let it stay its true color." Rachel Scott
#littlebookpixie #sharedbooks #sharejoy #reading #books #townsvilleshines
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is urging people to remember the names of those who have fallen, and never utter the name of the person who killed them. .
She spoke powerful words as she led the condolences for the Christchurch terrorist attack victims in Parliament today, “There is one person at the centre of this terror attack against our Muslim community in New Zealand. He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety. And that is why you will never hear me mention his name. He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an extremist, but he will - when I speak - be nameless. And to others, I implore you, speak the names of those who are lost, rather than the name of the man who took them. He may have sought notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing. Not even his name.” . .
Nasheed by : @maherzainofficial
#theyareus #christchurch #50Lives #christchurchmosqueshooting #christchurchshooting #nzmosqueshooting #jacindaardern #newzealand #islam #islamic #weareone #peace
In a New Zealand Mosque last Friday at least 50 innocent human beings were killed for being Muslim. I wrote this post to say I know it is easier to clump people into one group and judge them. I know it is harder to work to understand their beliefs, and who each person is as an individual before judging. I hope you read this and the next next time you do this you notice, you stop, and you try a little harder to understand the other person so we can try to prevent something like this happening again. •
It is heartbreaking every time someone chooses hate, chooses to terrorize a specific people, a specific religion, a specific sexuality-as I know has happened, and is happening, all over the world. My prayers go out to all those who are or have experienced this.
P. S. I know people will ask why speak up now? Why this? Why in this way? There are so many horrible things happening to so many people, you can’t just pick one! Why? Because it should be said and I haven’t said this on this platform before. That’s why.
What an overwhelming, devasting, and emotionally exhausting week it's been for everyone all over the World, New Zealand, Christchurch and none more so than the families who have been directly affected by the Events that unfolded last Friday.
So sorry if you are waiting on your precious Casts. This week I have been solely focused on providing our services and support to those affected by the devastating shooting here in Christchurch and I also felt it was important to take some time off with my beautiful little family, making time to be fully available to my children, who like many kids in Christchurch; and in fact all over NZ had many questions about what had happened. My 2 kiddies are now certain that they want to be Police Officers when they grow up, after seeing all of this, so they can help people and make sure that there are no 'bad guys' ever again... Alex, Mum and my heart burst with pride and joy, when Lincoln went upto a police officer in Hagley Park last week and hugged him all on his own... for a 5 year old to be able to to see the magnitude of emotion and hurt that this violent act has brought upon everyone and a grown adult man cannot.. says so much about the evil that he contains inside him. My 3 year old daughter witnessed many women recently wearing Hijabs and asked why they wear them and what I am sure of, is that the generation of children we are raising is going to know so much love, compassion and empathy for others, of all races, ethnicities, cultures and religions and that makes me so proud.
But this weekend I'm right back into it. Today I'm painting and coloring casts.. which is exciting because that means in the next few days, some of them will be ready to go home - if your wondering when yours will be ready or have any questions please private message me! I so appreciate the patience, support and love you've all shared with me while you wait. Thank you again ♡♡