At 11:00 this morning the entire country came to a stand still for a minute of silence. To remember the 22 children and six adults who died so tragically in the bus crash on Tuesday night.
Even as a parent I don't think I can even begin to imagine what it must be like for the families of those who died. I feel nauseous even just thinking out something like that happening to our kids.
On Wednesday morning after the news reached us we were talking about it. As a parent you want to do all you can to protect your children but you also want to let your child live a 'normal life'. Going on a school trip is part of that 'normal life'. Keeping your kids close to you all the time does not guarantee that nothing bad is ever going to happen to them. They can die in a car accident with you as the driver because, life is unpredictable that way.
What we can do is to show our loved ones how much they are loved every day.
Sorry for the heavy post but it's been on my mind a lot this week.