As the news once again revolves around the election, and the politicians state their cases, I cannot help but think they are all missing the point.
They argue about specific policies, call each other names and tell us what the country needs.
But as I sit and listen, I’m not really sure that any of them care about creating the type of world I want to live in.
So if any of them are listening, this is what I want.
I want to live in a country that promotes tolerance and celebrates difference. A world where individual needs are met and families are given the help they need.
I want to live in a country where education matters. For everyone. Not just those that can.
I want to live in a country where families have real choices, not just choices on paper. Where there are schools that genuinely meet the needs of those attending them. Yes even those with additional needs.
I want to live in a country where children do not sit on waiting lists for years, waiting for diagnoses. Diagnoses they need to access the support they need to help them to achieve.
I want to live in a country where we care about all of our citizens, where class and ability do not define the choices that are given. Where equality for all is a reality not a dream.
I want to live in a country where there are toilets that everyone can use. It should be a right, not a luxury.
I want to live in a country where children who need speech therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy get it as a right, not because their parents have fought for it.
I want to live in country where the needs of my children are recognised, respected and recognised. A country where they are wanted. A country where we as a family are wanted.
I want to live in a country where these issues are spoken about. A country where they matter.
I don’t want to listen to politicians arguing.
I don’t want to hear what the other side are doing wrong.
But I do want to hear what will be different.
I want to know who cares about everyone. Not just about gaining votes.
After all, the kind of world we live in matters to us all.