“My kids school had a genuine lockdown today. Some whack job called in a bomb threat. Police came, and everything was fine… thank God!
My guys seemed fine when they got home and they talked about it with me and told me their versions of what happened and then went right into their homework and normal after school stuff, and all seemed fine.
It wasn’t until later when my daughter Vanessa was changing out of her school uniform that I saw this on her arm…. I say to her, ‘Why did you write that on your arm?’
She says, ‘In case the bad guy got to us and I got killed, you and daddy would know that I love you.’ Then she started to cry (as did I as I watched a little piece of her innocence get stolen away).
To know my 7-year-old was put in a position to think that thought is absolutely gut-wrenching; it’s killing me inside.
It’s now been a couple hours, and I can’t seem to shake this awful feeling – feeling of sadness, fear, and plain disgusts for this new ‘normal’ our kids have to deal with on any given day… it’s a very scary and disturbing society we now live in, and it’s heartbreaking.
Sorry for the long post, I’m just thinking a lot of my mom friends who also went through this today are probably feeling the same way.”
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