The winter has come and hit hard but after winter comes spring and with it new hope. I am a beautiful petal.
I will Stand strong.
This morning is filled with a bitter-sweet feeling. Sadness for the senseless loss of life over the past 4 days by brutal blood-thirsty terrorists. Anger at the sense of helplessness for all those bearing scars (physical and emotional) of the shrapnel caused by terrorism. Conversely, relief that the dawning of a new day has brought with it the ability to do more, be more, try harder, reach higher and live life to the fullest. The flag in my heart like the flags in my nation fly at half mast. We salute the fallen heroes and the heroes still standing. Those for whom the days ahead may appear bleak. You are a beautiful petal. The winter has come and hit you hard but after winter comes spring and with it new hope. Your tears may never dry nor your heart completely heal but I urge you to live on, push on and be strong if for nothing else, for those who lost your lives to save yours and those whose lives were taken in your stead. The anger will come and then it will go. The hopelessness will try to envelop you and then it will subside. The grief will feel palpable and then you will laugh. The guilt will try to tell you it should have been you … but it was not. And through it all there is only one who can bear that grief and pain and make everyday worth living. The Eternal One who hurts because you hurt. The Everlasting One who weeps just as you weep. He knows your name, He knows your every cry, He sees each tear that falls and hears you when you call. Call unto Him. He will answer you.
The rest of us stand on the sidelines and watch the motorcade of grief go by. We stand at attention and salute your pain. We pray for your well being and we yearn only good for you. We are like soldiers and we will not be moved. We will not budge until united we stand. We will lay to rest our loved ones because they are your loved ones. We will wipe away our tears because you week and your tears come crashing to the ground. We stand united against the cowardice of terror. We will not be cowed. We will not bow down. We will not be defeated. For we are A Royal Priesthood. A Holy Nation. God’s special possession.
I take deep pride in my today and my tomorrow because I am #ProudlyKenyan and #WeAreOne.
The winter has come and hit hard but after winter comes spring and with it new hope. I am a beautiful petal. I will Stand strong.