Pregnant woman caught in Brussels terror attacks writes heartbreaking letter to unborn baby she feared she lost
A mum-to-be penned a heartbreaking letter to her unborn
child after she feared she’d lost them in the Brussels
airport attacks .
Sneha Mehta was caught up in the bombing with her
husband Sameep after they landed in the Belgium capital
following a trip to Dubai.
But as they made their way through the airport, two
suicide bombers detonated explosives that ripped through
Sneha told of her fears she’d lost her baby in the attack –
and how her unborn child gave the couple the will to make
it out alive.
She wrote an emotional letter to the child, to open on their
16th birthday, telling them: “Life is a wonderful thing”.
Sneha, 28, wrote to her 16-week-old baby: “Hi
sweetheart. I don’t know if we already acknowledged this
with you in person, but when you were 16 weeks old,
mum and dad were at an explosion at Brussels Airport.
“And no matter where humanity is today, I just want to tell
you that life is a wonderful thing, and the world is really
full of remarkable people.”
“You didn’t just give mum and dad faith and reason to live,
you gave us the awareness and presence of mind like
never before,” she continued.
“I felt more alive than I ever have, and I knew I had to
protect you, so I was calm, composed and fully aware that
we will survive.
and we saw you oblivious and sucking at your thumb at
the ultrasound, and doing your general acrobatics, all the
mistrust, hate and angst for the terrorist attack vaporised.
“I do hope with all my heart that you are born into a better
world, and if not, then you do absolute best to make it
“You are absolutely precious to us, and have already been
a hero today,” Sneha added.
“I guess much of the world,and has sent so much love
“May you always be brave and healthy. We love you
beyond words. Mum and Dad.”