I couldn't watch the videos. Even reading about the massacre in Houla made me feel chilled to the bone. My nice safe world that I moan about felt rocked by this killing of innocents.
Families in their own homes, where they should be safe, the doors bursting open and terror entering. The killers went from house to house, can you imagine the overwhelming fear? Did these people know what was happening to their neighbours? Were they too petrified to run? Did they have no clue what to do?
I've been afraid at night too, but now I feel like a pathetic fraud.
I will look at my own children and be thankful for our happy safe lives.
But something has to change. Every child deserves the chance for life. And NO CHILD should die in pain and terror at the hands of merciless killers. There is never ever any justification for taking the life of a child.
This has to be a tipping point. It's time for world leaders to stand up and stay stop. And to make it happen.
I've written this in support of the #Britmums Syria Day of Protest. And you can help too by:
Signing the petition from Save The Children.
Signing the petition from Amnesty.
Joining the protest of mothers, parents, grandparents and children, in London on 10th June.
Blogging, tweeting* or sharing on Facebook.
*Please use the hashtags #tippingpoint #syria #stopthekilling