These are simply my thoughts today so I can one day tell my boys the story when we know how it ends….
Today I feel sad. It’s a massive day for my children, a signal towards the future. I’m not scared of change, but I am fearful of arrogance and I am concerned about our outlook going forward. I’m not scared of a nation being great and good, but I don’t feel proud of a ‘Great Britain’ today. I am proud of the fact that we were part of a team, and we were a strong player in that team.
I personally felt in safe hands being led by David Cameron (I appreciate many didn’t, and I fully respect political difference) he however gave me a sense of stability and I respect his position. I am worried about what replaces this.
I am all for people having a say and taking a brave approach, but my overriding feeling of sadness, feeling morose and unsure about the result, has made me realise how much I really cared. I am not ashamed I had a lump in my throat as we watched David Cameron’s career as PM end, above anything his words about loving this country and being honoured to serve it I think were completely true and admirable. I think it’s honourable to admit that you can’t deliver something you don’t believe in. We need someone who is strong and believes in what we can be to lead us through.
I am saddened to still see people continue to angrily promote an anti immigration view on the news suggesting ‘they’ get everything ‘I’ get nothing. I’m sad that generations who are going to rule this country going forward didn’t get what they wanted. I’m sad that we are now listening to commentators citing huge uncertainly over the state of our economy.
I am however going to try to be hopeful and positive and believe that we can be ‘Great’ for the sake of my boys and the country we are bringing them up in. But it’s a huge reminder that we must teach our children the power of teamwork, treating everyone with respect, not isolating yourself from others but also to fight for what you believe in. If you have a vote use it.
I hope this time next year our future is looking bright.