Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Tonight, I want to keep my post brief in recognition of all of the tragedy that Orlando and the surrounding area have been through over the past few days.
The first night of sorrow was when The Voice contestant, Christina Grimmie, was shot and killed after a concert in Orlando. She was just my age... I still don't believe anyone knows why she was targeted. Such a shame.
Then, of course, came the shooting at Pulse Nightclub. The largest mass shooting in our country's history. Forty-nine people's lives taken, fifty-three more injured and hospitalized. It has shaken people all around the country, but especially around the Orlando area. A Disney Cast Member from Magic Kingdom was among those killed, leaving the Disney feeling personally involved even though we didn't all know him.
Then today, news came that a toddler, just two years old, was killed right on Disney property. His family was at one of the beach front locations last night and an alligator snatched him away. It seems as though he drowned, which I can only hope was not too painful for the poor baby.
So many terrible things have happened right in our area. So many tragedies, so many questions as to why it all happened. There seems to be nothing but grief and mourning down here lately.
Tonight, I hope that you'll remember how blessed you are in life. Even when things may not be the brightest, be thankful for all that you have.
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.