Friday, 16 March 2012
Today is a national day of mourning in Belgium. You will all have seen the horrific images of the fatal bus accident in Switzerland this Wednesday, in which 22 children from 2 Belgian schools and 6 adults lost their lives. As a mother I am so saddened by the loss of children's lives, which we try to protect from the cruelty and hardness of life. You send your child away for a skiing holiday with its school and you never see it return; what pain for those left behind, fellow schoolchildren and families. I can only hope and pray that the children didn't know what happened. My thoughts go to those children that survived the accident, how will they cope. Let your feelings and thoughts go to them as they will need to be strong.