Love For All. Hatred For None.

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Leon Neal/Getty Images A Manchester United scarf, laid in the shape of a heart, lies next to flowers left by members of the public at a candlelit vigil to honor the victims of Monday evening’s terror attack at Albert Square on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. via Billboard.com
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Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images People leave tributes in Albert Square in Manchester, England on May 23, 2017. via Billboard.com

When news broke of a “massacre” in¬†Manchester I first thought, “Wait, what just happened? That [Ariana Grande] concert was probably filled with young girls—teens¬†close to my niece’s age!” And then it sunk, deep down inside, that this horrific news was actually true. I had no words. None.¬†I wanted to hang onto shreds of disbelief but as I flipped through channel after channel, trying to gather greater details, the reality of our world and terrorism became overwhelming. Nothing in these moments could explain how shocked I felt and simultaneously how my mind was recalling recent memories of¬†accompanying my¬†sister to buy¬†Ariana perfume for my niece at Ulta…and plans of surprising her with Ariana concert tickets…and how this could have been us but in a different city…

If you or your family have suffered a loss from this senseless act of evil I want you to know that I am sending my deepest condolences. I can’t imagine what you’re going through or what you’re thinking. Your loved ones did not deserve this and I’m sorry for your loss.

xo Moni

 

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