Texas

‘Something awful has happened.’ Family looked, confused. My daughter was being swept away by raging flood waters.’: Mom loses daughter to tragic ‘flood, drowning’ accident after sensing her danger in harrowing moment

“At exactly 4:30 p.m., I can only describe what happened as a rip in reality. ‘We need to find Becca.’ My sister saw my face turn white. Every cell in my body shifted. I drove home in blinding rain. An hour later, I walked into the house to find a detective asking about my daughter’s purse. They were searching for ‘the woman swept away in northern Philly.’ It happened at exactly 4:30 p.m.”

‘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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