Raising a Child With Love, In a World Full of Hate

There is nothing greater, or more pure than bringing a baby into this world. But recent events of cruelty beyond words, are making us question the kind of world that our children are going to be brought up in. 

We shouldn’t have to question it though, but the fear of raising a child in a world that’s so cruel is frightening, to say the least. 

The first night we brought Leo home, I could’ve watched him sleep all night. I was so in love and happy to be home. I never wanted any harm to come to him (and I still don’t), I just watched his chest rise and fall, as he slept and dreamt, until I fell asleep. 

Three days old, first night home

Our baby boy, he was so innocent and still is. A harmless, innocent little boy, with big dreams to dream and a whole world to explore. 

Children are clueless to the cruel acts carried out by cold people, and they don’t understand why we have to tell them to be careful of strangers when they’re playing in the park, or hold our hand as they walk down the street. 

Our little loved ones should feel safe in their own homes or doing anything they love, not worrying or being afraid of bad things or people. 

Thousands of innocent children and adults attended on Ariana Grande concert on May 22nd, 2017, and 22 innocent people lost their lives due to an evil act carried out by one man. 

Others have been killed walking the streets of the city they call home last night near London Bridge, June 3rd, 2017.

We shouldn’t have to be scared of our own shadows, be afraid to do the things we love. 

I would do anything to protect Leo, as would any parent for their child, but there’s some things we can’t protect them against. One thing that is for certain though, we can’t let them win. 

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” 

– Nelson Mandela. 

We can never protect our babies and those we love from the cruelty of some people in the world, but we can try, and we can teach our children how to love more and hate less. 

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