These last few weeks I’ve had vivid flashbacks of the final hours of Jacks life and how hard he fought to stay alive.
I know my boy didn’t want to die,
I know he fought as hard as his little body could,
I know he loved life,
I know he loved his family and
I know I would have done anything to save him.
During this lockdown, we are all guilty of feeling sorry for ourselves for being “stuck in the house” “having nothing to do” “not able to see our friends and family”
But....when I look at Jacks grave, that’s the only reality check that I need.
How can I possibly complain about being at home when my son would give anything to just be alive.
How can I possibly complain about having nothing to do when my son would give anything just to be alive and be at home with nothing to do.
How can I possibly complain about not seeing my friends and family for a short time when my son will never see his friends and family again ￼
We all need a reality check from time to time, even I do
How can we possibly complain about being a home when our NHS staff and key workers are putting their life on the line every day to save us?
How can we possibly complain about not seeing our friends and family when our NHS staff and key workers are putting families at risk every day to protect us?
When you think about leaving the house for anything unessential, visiting crowded areas, having social gatherings, visiting people....
ask yourself this...
how can you possibly put yourself or your children or your family at that risk?
Why should we be taking these chances when people are putting their own life in danger everyday to protect us.
VIRUSES ARE DEADLY!!
We are all in this fight together!!
I watched my five year old son fight for his life,
A fight he should never have had to fight.
He didn’t get all the warnings and all the chances to stay safe like we are getting.
If he did, he would be alive today because I would take any precautions to protect my children.
Surely we can fight to stay home, stay safe and protect our NHS for the sake of every human life!
This isn’t forever, this isn’t the end of our life, this is to save your life.
We all need perspective
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