Oh, man. How do I even begin to write this blog post? All the crazy stuff that happened over the weekend just breaks my heart, and it all happened in Orlando, not far from my hometown.
If you’re unaware of the events that took place over the weekend in Orlando, Florida, let me brief you on it. A contestant on the NBC talent show The Voice, Christina Grimmie, was shot and killed after she preformed a show. She was signing autographs and taking pictures when a man, who traveled to Orlando from a different state, walked up to her and shot her. Christina’s brother tackled the man, who then killed himself the same night. I saw this news, and my heart immediately broke. Tons of people in the music industry were saddened by this news. Selena Gomez being the biggest one, as she knew Grimmie because of Gomez’ stepdad signing her at 14 years old, an article said. The Voice coach, Adam Levine, who was Grimmie’s coach, has offered to pay for her funeral.
Another horrific event happened just two days after Grimmie was killed. I’m sure you’ve all heard about this as it was all over the news, and still is. A man walked into Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fl., shot and killed 50 people and injured 53 others. I’m not gonna lie, I’m terrified. All this happened happened not far from my hometown, as stated in the opening sentences of this post. My heart still breaks for those who lost their lives that night. My heart breaks more for the families who lost their loved ones. I’m sure if you’re keeping up with this story, you’ll know why he did it, or at least have a clue as to why he did it. More and more information is being poured out into the news stations every second of the day.
I’m not real big into politics because quite frankly, it confuses me, so I’m just gonna leave it at that before my big mouth, brain, and fingers (the ones doing the typing) get me into trouble.
The point of this post was to say that my heart is breaking, has broken, and is still breaking for those lives lost, and most importantly for the families that lost their loved ones. Please, keep Florida, especially Orlando, in your thoughts and prayers until this all gets calmed down again.
Thanks for reading!