At such a troubling + heartbreaking time in our country, there are so many mixed emotions about our upcoming vacation to las vegas.

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Just days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern us history, my emotions are still not settled. It is hard to believe that someone could be so sick + destructive; affecting the lives of so many, in a rippling effect from las vegas outward across the entire country. It is saddening, maddening + heartbreaking, all at the same time. I don’t understand how people can be so hurtful. I also cannot wrap my brain around how or why someone inflicted pain onto lives they’ve never touched or met. Moreover, ryan + I are leaving for a much-needed vacation in just a few days to this very destination.

It’s hard to feel like there is something wrong about getting on a plane to vegas for a few days sans-kids, work or day-to-day stuff to bask in the dessert sun when this city just went through something so unexplainably horrible, just days before. It’s not wrong to want this vacation to be a happy memory but it feels jaded before its begun. Ryan + I have been talking for months about needing a vacation. We decided a quick getaway to vegas would be perfect. A bit of sun, sand, cocktails by the pool + some excitement. However, vegas is more than pretty lights + parties. We were sadly reminded of this truth, early monday morning. Our hope is to truly enjoy these next few days but I also know that our heavy hearts + mixed emotions will be with us the entire time.

Our hearts are with those affected by this disgusting act of terrorism. #vegasstrong

 

If you would like to donate to help those affected in las vegas, I encourage you to donate to the red cross. I made my donation through their website, here.

Written by Jaime

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