Thursday, March 23, 2017

Collective Love and Sympathy . . .

This was posted by Daphne, from
Ivy, Phyllis and Me!

I needed to repeat her thoughts here on the Irish Garden House.
I hope you can read her post here and continue on to her site and leave her a comment.

To my other friends in London, elsewhere in England . . . and more . . .
My heart, love, caring . . .
Love ~


Good Morning to you,

My blog is not a political blog, it is a place where I share with you, the things I love in my everyday life.

.... but I cannot let yesterday's horror pass by without comment.

The day started well. I decided, in the afternoon, to catch up with some ironing, a job which I don't really enjoy, so to pass the time, I often watch a film.

I switched on the television and as George had been watching the news channel, in the morning, the television went straight to the BBC News.... and I could not believe what I saw, unravelling before my very eyes.

There had been a terrorist attack in the heart of London.

It was reported that a terrorist had driven his car, into a group of people, who were walking across Westminster Bridge. They did not stand a chance. These everyday people, were going about their daily business, some going to work and others, enjoying the sights of London.

As the scene unfolded, it appears, the terrorist, then abandoned his crashed car and walked to the Palace of Westminster, where he tried to gain entrance. I don't know if he had a knife in his hand at the time or if he took the knife out of his jacket, as the information is sketchy as I write this, but the terrorist, attacked an unarmed policeman, who I heard this morning had sadly died.

Eventually the terrorist was stopped, by armed policemen, from within the Palace of Westminster.

Four people died, including the terrorist. 40 people were in hospital, some in a critical condition.

.... and this makes me feel so sad.

I am so sad for the people who lost their lives and for the families who will never see their loved ones again.

I am so sad for the people who are critically ill, whose lives have changed forever.

I am so sad for the people who witnessed this terrible scene, as it is something that will live with them, probably for the rest of their lives.

I am so sad for the party of school children from France, who, whilst on a school holiday, having fun, witnessed this dreadful scene. I have been thinking about them all day.

.... and as the days roll by, I feel sure we will learn more and more about what happened yesterday.

But for today, can we place our hands on our hearts and send our collective love and sympathy, to everyone, who was caught up in this terrible attack.

Let them feel the strength of our love.

As Always,

With Warmest Wishes
to you.

Ivy Phyllis and Me . . .
(click on the name Daphne and it will take you to her site.)
Thank you Daphne . . .


eileeninmd said...

Hello, Lynne! Lovely post and tribute. MY prayers go out to all the victims, their families and the people in London. I have a photo of me and my girlfriend during our visit to London years ago in this very spot, it makes me feel even more sad about this attack.

Tanna said...

So very, very sad. Thank you for sharing this and the link to Daphne's. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Kim said...

Unbelievably sad...and yet all too common lately.

Jeanie said...

I took this attack very personally, perhaps because I love England, perhaps because with each video shot they showed of the bridge and the angles, I remember when Rick and I walked that same bridge, same side, posed for photos with Big Ben in the background. It was very real to me, more so than many others. I join in sharing a heart of love with the Brits this week (and always).

Missy George said...

Very sad indeed..lovely post..thanks for sharing..

Beth @ PlantPostings said...

Yes, love, prayers, and sympathy to the people of London and the tourists. This is a beautiful tribute.

A Joyful Cottage said...

So very sad. God help us.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Dearest Lynne...
I did visit Daphne's blog and wrote to her. Thank you for sharing her letter. There are simply no words to even begin to describe the feelings about what is happening in our world. All it takes is one person that was born with no sense of right and wrong and who can look you in the face and lie and make hatred seem the norm and you have this sort of thing begin to happen. Power in the wrong hands is deadly! What is so horrifying is how these sub humans are able to lead others..turn them to their way of thinking and all under the guise of "doing good!" As I said.."there are no words!" Thanks for sharing Daphne's post.
By the way..have I told you lately that I love you to pieces for the warm and caring person you are? Well, I do!!