I cannot even begin to explain how shocked and heartbroken I am over the tragic accident that occurred yesterday at Sea World in Orlando.
I made my first visit to Sea World last year, and I left the show "Believe" with tears in my eyes! God has made these animals so amazing and beautiful, and I was in awe of His creation! I thought to myself what a great job it must be to work so closely with an animal of that size and see how it responds to humans and training. I also considered that it must be at least a little scary to begin with, but the thought of having a job like that was exhilarating.
Dawn Brancheau had such a job, and her family and friends are in my prayers today.I am so sorry for the terrible loss they have experienced. Losing someone you love is hard, but when it happens in such a tragic and unexpected way it can be even more difficult to process, I hope the media will be sensitive to their needs and give them the time they need to mourn and heal.
I am thinking of you today...