Time to say sorry.

Once again, we have witnessed the most horrific actions and again it is France. There are no words at all to write or say that I can think of.

We are filled with sorrow and disbelief that these callous events continue, but we have no idea how the families and friends, those who were actually there feel, we can only imagine.

Families of all ages, of all generations out to celebrate Bastille Day, when their lives changed forever.

I seem to continually repeat myself, but when we see and hear such dreadful news, families are still set on a course of personal destruction. Family members ripping pieces out of each other.

Language on public display on social media, disrespecting each other in the most graphic ways. Wishing each other ill. Families intent on causing as much damage as is humanly possible. Threatening behaviour on both sides, and of course with the innocent children in the middle.

For those who insist on inflicting such pain, I would suggest you take time to think about what happened in Nice, families thrown into the most terrible fear and resulting of those families never being able to hold their children again, those families who will never have an opportunity to come together and say sorry.

That is the reality of the world we live in today.

Every single moment is precious, every act of love is precious, none of us know if we too might be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It is time for both sides, to come together, to forget the past, forget what has happened and what has been said. Accept we are all different, we all make mistakes, agree to disagree.

Since 2007 when I set up BGSG, I have been on the receiving end on more than one occasion, when the supported turn on me. I know what they are capable of, I know how they can suddenly become a wolf in sheep clothing, so please think before you act. Think if there is any way forward, don’t turn your hurt onto others, we are responsible for our own behaviour.

Take that responsibility.

I can’t possibly imagine, how it feels to be so afraid that your child is going to be mown down that you throw them over a fence for safety. I can’t possibly imagine the total heartbreak of losing any family member in such horrendous circumstances, but those in Nice do know.

My thoughts and prays are with all of those involved.



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Jane setup Bristol Grandparent Support Group in 2007 after a string of incidents led to the loss of contact with her Grand Daughter.

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