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‘My diamond was missing. GONE. Instant panic. My heart started racing, hands got clammy. I was sobbing.’: Son’s touching gesture for mommy who lost wedding ring diamond showed her so much ‘empathy’

“It was a busy morning. I got the triplets ready, grabbed towels and sand toys, and headed out the door. We picked up sandwiches on our way. My husband was going to run in to pick up our food, but I told him I would because I had to pee. I ran in and ran out. We were on our way. Minutes after we were back on the road, I realized it. Instant panic.”

‘What would we do if someone started shooting?,’ I wondered in church. I could feel my heart racing.’: Mom says her fear can be ‘crippling’ following mass shootings, but knows there will ‘always be light’

“Where were the exits? How would I protect my kids? I hate that my mind was in a place of fear in church of all places. I often run to the grocery store or Target with all 3 of my kids. How will I protect them if someone started shooting? How can I keep them safe? How can I teach them to protect themselves? Fear can be crippling. But there will also always be light.”

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