Those 20 little kids were Alyssa's peers-- first graders, 6 and 7 years old. I can't imagine losing my Alyssa- who loves reading, coloring, macaroni and cheese with broccoli, and math problems. Nor my Jackson- who gives the best hugs, loves to laugh, and runs all out through life. I imagine those 20 weren't much different.
We have learned that life is full of the unexpected, but this tragedy just seems beyond comprehension. My heart hurts for their pain and anguish. Since I've heard, I've hugged Aly, Jax and Mattie a bit harder. Tomorrow, I will be sending their teachers cookies because I know they care for my kids just like the teachers that were lost on Friday did their students.
|Rest in peace.|