Thursday, March 24

34 weeks & mixed feelings


34 weeks. I have mixed feelings towards this pregnancy since the terrorist attacks on our capital city Brussels on March 22nd. I'm so happy to bring new life into this world, yet I worry a lot in what kind of world I'm raising this child. However, there are far more worse countries to be born in than Belgium. So I guess I'll have to try and look at things positively and try to put things in perspective because war will be of all ages and you can't protect your children from everything. I just hope that one day this will all be over. So I'm thinking about all the people that lost their lives, lost relatives or were hurt, physically and emotionally, during the attacks, Belgian or not. No doubt that what happened is horrible, but we must go on. There are so many good things in the world to live for.

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  1. Once long ago, when expecting my fourth child, I commented to my doctor that I thought it was a miserable world to be bringing a child into. His reply was: It's the only world we've got.
    He said it's our duty and privilege to live and to do all we can to make it as good a world as possible.
    Now that my children have grown and have children and grandchildren of their own, I've been glad to see them all face the world with courage and kindness; and I think that's about the best we can do.
    I wish the very best for you. May your child become a force for good.

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    1. That's very true, it's the only world we've got. Later I've heard from the bombings in Bagdad and Pakistan and was horrified again by the acts. It's nice to hear from you that you see the courage and kindness in your offspring and the ay they cope with the world nowadays. Thank you for your comment and best wishes.

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  2. I understand - it was the same when the Paris attacks happened. I have known of attacks before, but these were so random. I did not know you lived in Brussels, I have been there 3 times this year already.. We should have met.

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    1. Hey Nat, the randomness of te attacks is something that horrifies me too. Although Brussel wasn't that random I guess, we saw it coming months ago. I'm not from Brussels, I live a good 90-100 kms away, but of course Brussels is a city that attracts many commuters from the surrounding provinces like mine who work there everyday and take trains and metro's.

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  3. I am sorry that violence has touched your country. I hope that moving forward it will be safer (I bet it will be!). You look beautiful :)

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  4. With each new passing attack on countries, my heart sinks a little bit more. I am sorry that it hit so close to home for you.
    I understand how it would be with mixed feelings that you bring a new little life into this world, but this world is filled with so much beauty and has all the good things to offer your little one.

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  5. Sending you big hugs! These attacks were a shock to us all and I can totally relate to how you are feeling. But indeed, war seems to be of all ages unfortunately.

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  6. My first baby was a couple months old when 9/11 happened. I never would have dreamed, when I was pregnant, that my child would grow up in such a different world than I had. He will never understand how different; I guess that is good. It is still a wonderful world in so many ways. I trust you'll find joy over and over with this new life!

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