Love Will Triumph


Orlando tragedy mass shooting. Pray for the victims. Rainbow heart with black ribbon vector.


Like the rest of the world, I was overwhelmed with emotion when I received news of the shooting in Orlando. Since then, I’ve shed many tears. I’ve wanted to write this post for the past couple of days. But each time I’d think to write, the heartbreak and tears prevented me from even beginning.

I could not believe that anyone could be so motivated by hate. I could not believe that these men and women, who thought they would wake up the next morning like the rest of us, were gone. And why? Because of who they loved? I couldn’t wrap my head around it. I still can’t.

I thought of the friends and families of these innocent victims. Friends and families now left to mourn their loved ones, in the wake of such a senseless act of violence.Β 


Courtesy of ThinkProgress


The outpouring of grief and support from around the world showing us that our love is far greater than the hate of the few. We need to hold onto that love and nurture it, until it grows so big and wide, there is no room left for hate of any kind.

We need to stand strong as we collectively mourn the men and women lost in this senseless tragedy. We need to stand strong for them. We need to stand strong for their friends and families, whose lives will never be the same.

We need to insure that love will triumph in the end. United in love, we are so much stronger than hate.Β 


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22 comments on “Love Will Triumph”

  1. I have been too inhibited to write about this tragedy as I fear I won’t do it justice, plus it is so upsetting to sit down and formulate what to say. It’s made me very grateful to have my life and to live in a place of relative safety. Well done for this post πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you πŸ’œ There are really no words adequate to express the devastation of this trajedy. There are no words powerful enough to express the loss. My heart goes out to the victims, their families and loved ones.

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    1. Thank you πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€ The first time that I tried today, I thought I would fail yet again. But I sat back down, determined to get my thoughts sorted. I ended up having to leave it once more before finishing.

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  2. Love is definitely greater than hate and we can’t forget that. Let’s all be united in our love and life and remember those who lost theirs. Thank you so much for this. xo


  3. Brenda, this is SO beautifully written! I have been in a funk for the past few days…not being able to articulate what exactly is wrong. Your post helped in that I was able to cry. And cry. And cry. Thank you for putting into words what I couldn’t. ❀️

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    1. Thank you, Marcia πŸ’œ I think many of us haven’t been ourselves this week. I’ve been feeling heartbroken and confused this week. The extent of my emotions making me feel guilty as I think of what families and friends of the victims must be going through. Thank you once again for your kind wordsπŸ’œ

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  4. Brenda, I am so proud of you for expressing what so many of us are having trouble with. The pain of this tragedy strikes so deep that to put to pen those emotions is almost impossible. Thank you for writing this post. Thank you! When I read the names I was crying and covered in goosebumps. I, like you, just am not able to wrap my head around this horrific event, all because people chose to Love differently then some. *tears* ❀

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    1. Thank you so much for your support, Amy πŸ’œ Despite its short length, this was extremely difficult for me to write. When I started, I had no idea how to translate my thoughts into words. I was nervous about how it would be received. I was nervous about my honesty in the words. But it meant so much to me that I couldn’t leave it. Thank you once again for your support. πŸ’œ

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