Hello Lovelies! Welcome to my weekly wrap up!
If you follow me on social media, you might have seen my posts about a tragedy that happened in my town. Thursday night my son’s best friend, a 16 year old, was shot in the head. My son was not with him, but he was with his mother when he arrived on the scene to where the cops had already pronounced the child dead. The shooter was caught that very night after trying to dispose of the gun. He is currently being held on a 1 million dollar bond. You can find all the gruesome details about this case on social media and local news to Wethersfield, CT.
First, I want to tell you that this kid that died, Vincent, was my son’s best friend. They were always together except this one night when my son was actually at home (and he is hardly ever at home). My son is beyond grieving. He is devastated. He has spend every waking minute since he found out with his on again-off again girlfriend. He is not alone in his pain as all Vincent’s close friends have taken to gathering together at their homes and consoling each other.
Vincent was a good student and a junior in high school. He grew up in this town and everyone knew him, or knew of him. This kind of thing doesn’t happen in a town like this. The whole community is in shock.
Vincent was an only child to a single parent. His mother was one of the best mothers I ever met. She was completely dedicated to her son. Vincent was her whole world and she always put him first. To say that she is grieving is a complete understatement. She is going through every parent’s worst nightmare. I have tried to spend every minute possible with her since I found out. It could very easily have been my son. I can’t imagine the pain she is in.
I have been crying on and off since Friday morning, when I found out. I haven’t been able to think about much else. I have read all the news reports and talked to everyone. I have been able to piece together a good timeline around what happened. I wish I didn’t. I can see everything from the Vincent’s point of view as his friend aimed a gun at him, to what the shooter probably saw. These imagined clips keep playing through my head. I don’t know which is worse; seeing a beautiful mother try to keep breathing, or watching as my son second guesses everything he did that day imagining he could have prevented it somehow.
All I can do is stand by these two and try to be there for them. If you want to help please donate to help cover the costs of the funeral and lost work time for this mother please go here. The woman running this page is the mother’s best friend.
The wake is Tuesday evening and the funeral is Wednesday. I am trying to help the family organize a memorial service to be held at a community center close to where all the kids play basketball. I am hoping for all the teens and community members affected by this to be able to come out and share what Vincent meant to them. Hug your loved ones and tell them that you love them, you never know when it will be the last time. #VincentsWorldNow
Today Miguel and I celebrate out one year paper wedding anniversary. Here was one of his gifts to me…
Fitness this week:
I worked out on Monday. I did legs and it was a great workout. I did really well with my water intake as well in the early part of this week. Hopefully I can get back on track next week.
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My Book Haul:
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