And you can bet your ass that I will love them fierce. Even when they hate my face so hard & think I'm a bit of a dick. I will teach them to laugh & appreciate every moment of their life.
I also want to teach my future crotch rockets that it's completely okay to cry & feel compassion & sympathy for strangers suffering their own tragedy.
Kinda like I did this morning.
There was fire in a mall in Qatar. 19 people perished. 3 of these people that died were 2 year old NZ triplets, Lillie, Jackson & Willsher Weekes. They were in the care of a child care centre located within Doha Mall.
|Source: ONE News|
As I sat on the couch this morning, applying my outside face & getting ready to tackle my outside world, I watched a news report of an impromptu vigil held in nearby park in Qatar for those that died in the fire. 1500 people attended. Including some ex-pat kiwis & Martin & Jane Weekes, the devastated parents of these 3 beautiful babies.
As 2 ex countrymen stood holding a large NZ flag, a group of New Zealanders stood before a sobbing Mr & Mrs Weekes & sung a waiata & performed the Haka. In times of darkness we rely on each other for love & support. To lift each other up. Ya know, like the Lion King. You can watch the news report here. For a full version of the Haka please click here.
This ripped me to pieces. I cried so dam hard.
I don't know these people from jack, but I am completely heartbroken for them. Cos babies shouldn't die. Not before they've had a chance to share their spark with the world & experience the joys of life.
I don't really have much else to say today. Except wherever you are in the world today, spare a quiet thought for Jane & Martin.
You don't know them, but that doesn't matter. Cos it's okay to cry & feel compassion & sympathy for strangers suffering their own tragedy.
And this my friends, is a tragedy of epic proportion.
Hold your babies close people.
Peace & love
P.S I will be back with Fun Becky & Asshole Sessions Part 3 later this week. It's going to be a cracker.