What came was more information than Mickey Olaf and Snoopy Friends shirt by T-shirtat even I knew about the shooting. What came were details from a video taken by a student in one of the classrooms. All at once, I realized that both my daughters, in their own unique ways, needed to talk through what they were seeing, hearing, and experiencing. I thought about my current anchor, a powerful quote by David W. Augsburger: Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable. I’m quite certain that those of us reunited with loved ones last night felt the preciousness of that reunion deeply and loved especially well.
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