My husband’s phone vibrated all night. Cobwebs filled my head, so I didn’t get up and turn it off. But when I woke up this morning to my own phone, I scrolled through 12 CNN tickers. Here were some of the headlines:
“10 dead in Las Vegas at concert shooting.”
“20 now confirmed dead.”
“At least 50 dead in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.”
Maybe like you, I opened my app, read the articles, and watched the videos. I wondered what it must be like to be one of the family members who received a call that their loved one didn’t make it.
I had to go about my morning, get the kids ready for school, and go to work. My world couldn’t stop. Which felt extremely insensitive because I knew there were people in that very moment receiving terrible news and their worlds came to a screeching halt. What do you do in these helpless moments? I wanted to help, but had no idea how.