that's what i try to teach my sweethearts. especially Sanne is having so much difficulties with all the anger and terror in the world. especially after the horrific attacks in Paris and Beirut, she's so afraid something will happen to us. Ruben is just too young to realize what could happen. he is just living is happy little live and bless him for being so happy and unaware actually. that's a gift these days.
i try to explain to Sanne that we live in a real real small village in the Netherlands, which is a really small country too. but you simply never ever know. do i think we'll be attacked? yes i do. i don't think it's a question IF but it's a question WHEN. and i try to teach her we cannot live our lives in fear. we couldn't live anymore.
we cannot let fear control our actions. but as i tell her that, i do think naaaaahhh if i would have concert tickets now, i also would think twice before going. so yes, i'm influenced. but i don't want to live my life in fear.
but how on heaven's earth am i going to explain to my little worried girl that life is good. that we are healthy. that we are save. that we have a loving and caring home. sweet friends. that there is enough love in the world to conquer the hate. that there are always more helpers than madman. but how can you SHOW her she has to believe in the good.
life is good. be courageous and strong. just be courageous and strong.