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.
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.