My heart, with many others, shattered yesterday for the place that I call home. I was extremely relieved and grateful to hear all my friends and family were safe, but I felt so helpless and frustrated knowing the pain and suffering of those in Las Vegas. It seemed like everyone in Utah was just carrying on their lives like nothing had happened, but what more could we do?
I was reminded from the messages of General Conference that I should do what I can and donate what resources I could but even more so, the best thing I could do was take care of my loved ones—my family and friends. It seems so generic and cliché but who am I to help others if I can’t help my neighbors, those around me, first?
Of the greatest of all things, our Savior taught us to love.
My heart and prayers go out to all who experienced the terror in Las Vegas. I know and believe that each life, individually, is precious. I hope that we can all have the courage to reach out a hand of love to those left broken on Sunday night and those around us today and always.