Oh God he was just a baby. Yesterday it was all on the news that a little boy was attacked by an alligator at the Grand Floridian resort on Walt Disney World property. After 17 hours of him being missing – they finally recovered his little body.
Tuesday night, I was on the phone with my hubby as he was leaving work. He drives right beside the Grand Floridian to come home. He told me that he could see all of the helicopters int he sky and I could hear them over the phone. What a sight! I had just asked him about 30 minutes before if he had heard of a gator attack over there. Yes, they were all aware.
I was up and down quite a bit through the night checking, praying, hoping that they had found this precious little baby who had not even had a chance at life yet. We got up and took son to an acting workshop at his acting school and still had not heard anything about this little boy.
I sat and read things on facebook where people were coming down hard on the parents for not watching “their snot-nosed brat more carefully.” Yes, someone had actually written that on a news feed. OH MY GOSH! Hope that person doesnt have children. Then I read somewhere about how Disney should be ashamed of themselves for allowing gators to live on their property. Ummmm, wildlife!! It happens – especially in Florida. We have snakes and gators and, well, creepy crawlies. Its hard for one to dictate with a massive animal where they are or are not going to live. Disney has procedures in place for these types of animals and they are doing everything by law with them. They put down at least 5 that I know of while looking for this baby.
I cannot pretend to even imagine what this family is going through. I know that it is going to be hard for them to get through the next day, the next week, month and year. This mom carried this boy in her womb. She nurtured him and protected him for 9 months. Her every waking moment for the past two years has been about her children – feeding them, clothing them, cleaning them, teaching them, EVERYTHING for them! Now that stops. How does one go on? How does one live without a person who has always been such an important part of your life? I pray for this family!
Well, I have had enough of the bad stuff going on. Come on Orlando – lets be the City Beautiful and be Orlando Strong again!!
The Perpetual Campers