First, I want to say that we are safe, our friends in town are safe, all of us are out of danger.
I was going to post a regular Weekend Wind-up since I haven't done so in a bit.
Today is not the day for that.
I woke up to half a dozen texts, emails, and facebook messages asking if I was safe. At this point, it was 6 am, I hadn't had any coffee, and I'd gone to bed early on Sunday owing the a headache that just wouldn't quit. So I hadn't seen the news.
After updating my friends on the Facebook safetycheck page, and noting that my local friends were also safe, I started reading the news.
And...I don't have words. I'm just sad.
The only thing I can reliably say at a time like this is, We Love You. All of you, even if we don't know you, even if we haven't met you, we love you.
I'm about to bake up some pumpkin bread and take the boys to church, since it's open for anyone to pray today.
If you live in Las Vegas, there are blood drives today at 6930 W. Charleston, 601 Whitney Ranch, and 901 Rancho Ln.
And if you don't live in Las Vegas...please hold those affected in your thoughts. It's a tiny gesture, but means so much. Love is felt even when we're worlds apart, we feel it even when we don't know who or where it comes from. And it's a comfort.
I've got tears now, which weren't there when I started typing. It's starting to hit full-force, so I'm going to post this up now and update later.
Remember, we love you. All of you.