Do you have a child? A niece? A nephew? A god child? A sister? A brother?
I have all of the above, all very precious, all unique and I intend to watch them all grow into old age.
My children are my reason for existing, they are my world, I cannot even begin to contemplate losing them.
I imagine the parents in Houla last week felt the very same way until armed men rushed into their lives, broke down their doors and massacred their families.
I cannot imagine being the mother who saw her baby murdered with a knife. My heart bleeds for the boy who played dead to avoid meeting the fate of his father.
Forty nine children dead.
Countless numbers orphaned.
What is this world we live in?
As we approach a weekend of celebration and jubilation mothers and fathers in Syria are united in grief.
It has to stop.
I imagine every parent involved in the massacre last week laid down their life for their child.
I would do the same.
We have to stop the killing.
You can help, if we all do one little thing then there is hope.
If you would like to add your voice to the one calling for an end to the violence in Syria, there is something you can do.
- You can sign the petition from Save The Children.
- You can sign the petition from Amnesty.
- You can join the protest of mothers, parents, grandparents and children, to London on 10th June.
- You can blog about it, tweet about it or share the things you read on Facebook.
- You can RT tweets you see that use the hashtags #tippingpoint #syria #stopthekilling
- You can read more about the politics and facts known about the massacre in Houla, Syria here.
Image Credit: Save the Children