People still ask me how I deal with the stories I have to cover. I really have to put it in perspective. If I saw someone get punched in the face, I can relate to that. I've been punched in the face. I know what that feels like. The sign here? I don't know what this feels like. I pray I'll never know. As much as I empathize with them and feel sorrow over their trauma, unless it happens to me, I will never feel the pain the family of David Gonzales is feeling.
I felt depressed and I'll feel down for some time, but this didn't happen to me. I'm thankful that I can feel sympathy for the family, some of the guys that do this are past that point. Putting it in perspective, I still have a job to do. I still have to go to work and face whatever comes my way. When I leave for work, I'll hug my family and hope they're safe while I'm gone. I'll try to keep a good thought that even after all this time, David Gonzales will turn up okay. I would encourage everyone else to do the same.