Former Ogden resident Robbie Parker recalls loving, creative 6-year-old daughter

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  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Dec. 16, 2012 6:48 p.m.

    Brave young father, wise to forgive early and choose to move forward - nothing can be gained by dwelling on what cannot be changed. God Bless their young family.

  • Admiring Gentile Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 16, 2012 10:48 a.m.

    When I read Mr. Parker's words after this heartbreaking tragedy, I sensed he was a Mormon, even though it wasn't mentioned. He emphasized free agency and his own free agency on how to respond to it. Plus, he knew Portuguese, which sounded to me like he might have done a mission in Brazil or Portugal.

    And then he spoke of love and caring, not just for his own family and the others who lost loved ones, but for the family of the killer too.

    I find it ironic that, during the past election season, so many people called Mormonism "not Christian." What better example is there of Christ's teachings than Mr. Parker?

    I also find it very sad that Mormons are basically reduced, in the current Broadway musical, to well-meaning doofuses. How many of us "non-doofuses," in a similar situation to Mr. Parker's, could rise to the heights he did? And I know that it was his Mormon values which enabled him to do so.

    To me, he's "the Mormon moment." May it always continue.

  • DanielAZ Tucson, AZ
    Dec. 16, 2012 9:10 a.m.

    An unspeakable tragedy. Our hearts are broken. We mourn with those who mourn . . .

  • Blessed to be LDS Alberta, 00
    Dec. 16, 2012 7:28 a.m.

    My heart goes out to all of those involved in this tragedy. Those precious little children were just TO precious for a world like this so Heavenly Father brought them home where there is peace and love forever. God be with you all and never forget that God is there for you at ALL times.