A Frightening Situation

Do you think, given everything that is going on in the world, that children born these days will have a worse or better life than their parents? Why do you feel that way?

I’m normally a glass half full type of person, but after watching the news over the last few weeks, I do worry about what is going to happen. What is happening in Ukraine puts all of my worries into perspective. At least I have an element of control with mine, but they have none in theirs.

You see families torn apart by a war our government have no real power over. His threat is real, and they are treading on eggshells. The world has delivered sanctions, but we all know that isn’t enough.

A young girl, no older than my son, was forced to move out of her home, because it was too dangerous to stay. To say that the Russian leader is a madman, is an understatement. Back in 2020, before COVID battered the world, I thought that would go the same way as bird flue, or swine flu. I’m not making any predictions for what is going to happen this time.

I worry for my children, and my granddaughter, because I don’t think it will stop at Ukraine. The last time this happened, it was 1939, and we didn’t have the bombs we have today. Even the newscaster yesterday was in shock, and the way he ended the news, in his words, ”a sense of foreboding”, was frightening to say the least.

I think children today will have it worse than us because the world is a different place now. There is a dystopian feel to what is happening. I pray that those in Ukraine get to safety, and that something can be done to stop this madman. Even his own people do not agree with his actions.

Not that I’ve never appreciated what I have, but now I feel blessed that I can wake up and have a roof over my head, food, and drinkable water. We cannot take that for granted and I hope those in Ukraine manage to find a place of safety so they can do the same.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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