There are many dark stories in Brussels these days. Of lives so changed. Of dreams destroyed.
And yet as this country seeks to understand the attacks within its borders there are also tales of hope and the endurance of the human spirit.
Today I was lucky enough to meet Sneha Mehta - 28 years old, 16 weeks pregnant and a survivor of the suicide attacks on the airport.
She and her husband had just landed back in Brussels after a trip to Dubai. They had collected their luggage when the explosions began.
Through the smoke they made their escape, initially into a car park and then out onto the road nearby where a passing taxi stopped and drove them to safety.
Sneha could run no more but despite the terror she was utterly calm - determined that every move she made would protect the life of her unborn baby.
Now, in a book of memories for her first child, she has written about their shared experience and her hope for a kinder world.
She is a woman of strength, peace and belief and despite all that has happened here, wants her baby to one day know what kindness there is in life and understand that it is down to us all to create a safer, happier world.
Sneha Mehta's message of hope to her unborn child: