I’ve watched as you have, the many images of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, devastated by the deaths, the desperation, the sadness.
It has felt unreal, not graspable, too far from us to fully understand until now. That photo of 3 year old Aylan Kurdi washed up on the beach will never leave me. It will never leave us.
It is utterly heartbreaking and made me stop in my tracks, cry my eyes out, and it finally hit home, this tragedy cannot be escaped, these many people need to helped.
This could have been us. This could have happened to my own children.
My youngest son Alexander turns 3 in 2 weeks.
This could have been him.
We could have been fleeing a war torn country, my parents’ own country of Cyprus had a civil war in 74 and is still the only divided capital in the world. Thousands died from both sides.
I was lucky that my family had already emigrated to the UK, that I, nor my own children were affected by war.
..It is time to acknowledge the dire situation in Syria. It is time to do something.
There’s lots that you could do from the comfort of your own home.
Please don’t turn a blind eye.
Do something to help.
Whatever you decide, don’t choose apathy.
Save the Children’s #SaveSyriasChildren campaign to donate £5 please text SYRIA to 70008 or any other charity helping Syria.
Please also take a photo with your child/ren with the words, ‘It Could Have Been Me/Us #savesyriaschildren’ and help spread the word on social media and on your blog if you have one.
Watch the video of many bloggers’ children posting their own images. It’s a moving film.
You can make a difference.