in the Church,
by a deranged man whom no one knew...
because he was a Mormon Bishop.
He left behind a wife and six children.
When I heard this tragic news,
I couldn't believe it at first.
This tragedy hits close to home.
If you know anything about Mormons,
you know we are tightly-knit.
We are family...
distance does not divide us.
The fact that I do not personally know the Sannar's
isn't even relevant.
Our hearts are grieving with theirs
as though we are family.
The solace we have in these grief-filled moments
is that we believe that
families are eternal...
this knowledge gives us comfort and hope.
It helps us bear the waves of loss.
The grief is still felt.
The sorrow is palpable.
And one can wonder--
Where is Heavenly Father in the midst of this?
That is where faith is tested and proven,
and we have to trust that He is in control
and this family is known and loved.
Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.