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  • Lacey Glover

Live in the moment and take pictures!

I do not even know how to begin this blog, to be honest. This post could be a trigger for others dealing with trauma. I am still sorting through the events that I experienced last week. The day was supposed to be celebration of a historic victory as the Chief’s became back-to-back Super Bowl Champions. The weather was beautiful and most of the speeches were very inspiring. I will not rehash my entire experience, as I do not see the benefit of doing so because reliving the tragedy and moments of panic still cause much anxiety. Instead, this post will be about focusing on the positive and making sure you are prepared in life.

At the rally last Wednesday, Mark Donovan, the team president of the Kansas City Chiefs, gave an amazing speech about perspective and family. His speech was incredibly unifying and reminded me why I love my Chiefs so much! He began by talking about how special it is to be a part of the organization and the Kansas City community right now, in this championship era. He talked about the Hunt family bringing the Chiefs to Kansas City and how all employees have become a part of that family. He continued to say that the Chief’s are able to be successful because everyone in the family does their part to make sure the organization functions smoothly.  Mark then talked about perspective and how proud everyone in the Chief’s organization is to be able to represent the Chief’s Kingdom every day.

I would like to illustrate how family and perspective guided me following the speeches. Being aware of my surroundings and observing other people’s behavior. I recognized odd behavior, which was then confirmed by law enforcement movement. This caused me to shift my focus to getting my mom and myself to safety as soon as possible. We sheltered in place under the protection of law enforcement. Time seemed to standstill while we were waiting to head back to Arrowhead Stadium. I was surprised at what thoughts went through my mind in those moments: I have to let my boyfriend know I’m safe and have him contact the office where I work. Contact a friend to post on my FaceBook wall and tag my mom. What about the extended family members that attended the rally, are they safe? We should pray, because I do not know what else to do. I refuse for this to be the end of my story! I just want to get back to Arrowhead stadium, I would feel more safe there.

I took several pictures and videos last Wednesday, I will not overlook the amazing celebration and inspirational speeches. I choose to remember the time spent with family and friends before senseless tragedy shattered the celebration. This is my experience and I actually shocked myself at how calm I remained in the face of a stressful situation, with an overwhelming sense of fear of the unknown. Thank you to everyone who has checked on me and prayed for me! I am taking everything day-by-day and still have difficult moments. I say this to y’all to give you a little perspective of what other people may be experiencing or going through/dealing with mentally and emotionally. I have reached out and will be seeking trauma counseling. Do not be afraid to reach out if you need help.

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Have a blessed week y’all ~ Lacey


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