I don’t have much to write about as everything was just going along normally until I heard about the siege yesterday morning. And I followed it all day, and night, then woke up about 3ish to check my phone and woke up again so heavy hearted to watch the morning tv before any of the kids woke up. It’s just so heartbreaking and for Sydneysiders it’s just so close to home. I used to work in Martin Place, always so busy but always so safe. We all have friends and family working in the city. Never could we have imagined that this could happen. And who hasn’t been to the Lindt cafe. We were there a week ago when I did the post about our day out. Who could have imagined the horror that could have happened.
And then you see the faces of the innocent people who lost their lives and their bravery. You just know that they lost their lives because they weren’t going to leave others behind. So selfless. You hear about their loved ones and the children (I can’t stop thinking about the impact on them). The people who escaped and the sheer terror that they have endured. It just makes everything in my little world seem so trivial. We have the news, computer and radio all off today to protect the little ones. If we find it hard to understand as adults then it’s even harder for little children and my thoughts again turn to the three young children who lost their mother too soon.
So I’ll be saying some prayers tonight, reading the Archbishop’s homily again and holding all those people affected in my heart as I go to sleep. And I know I’m not alone.