The Las Vegas Massacre – How Do You Talk to Your Sweet, Innocent Babes About It?

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It’s much more than sad when we already live in a world where we worry about our kids’ future, the environment, natural disasters and yet still live to see people who blatantly disregard any form of life by committing heinous crimes. The shooting at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is appalling and horrifying!

Las Vegas 2017 shooting

(img source: USA Today)

I’ve been going to Vegas at least 2 to 3 times a year since I was a kid and as many things as you’ve heard about the city of sin, I’ve never heard anything like this. A man just opened fire on a hotel floor and started shooting with a machine gun during a Music Festival.

According to reports, such as the Las Vegas Review Journal, the 64 year old shooter killed himself before the police got to him. The reason behind the shooting is still unknown.

Mandalay Bay shooting

(img source: ABC News)

Reports also state that this is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History.

It’s shocking to me to see any human being with behavioral issues this disturbing that he feels his last moments on earth have to include harming other people. There really is nowhere safe, is there?

It’s scary to think we can’t even take our kids to school without worrying about whether or not we will see them that day or we can’t even go to a concert where we think we could just relax and have a great time.

Weeks ago, hurricanes devastated parts of our country. It was great to see people coming together to help out as much as possible, but this … this is the act of a single crazy man who for some reason is so unhappy about his life that he felt the need to destroy so many others’.

My 6 year old woke up this morning and wrapped his arms around my neck, told me he loved me. It nearly made me cry to think he could potentially live a world more terrifying than this. As times progress, so do crimes it seems.

I’ve been thinking so much about life and death lately. Maybe it’s a midlife crisis, maybe it’s just me getting older. Who knows? Sometimes when I think about the deep stuff, I think about what I could do to make the most of my life. Then I hear about horror stories like this and wonder … why? Why do we live this?

I can’t even get myself to break the news of the nonexistent Santa Claus to my son, let alone stuff like this … How do I explain that horror walks around just anywhere and that nobody is really safe? I can’t do it, at least not yet. I have to let him live his life in happy thoughts, because if we aren’t living in love and beauty even in the midst of chaos, then how else do we live?

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