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Heartfelt take on the Arapahoe High School tragedy~

Heartfelt take on the Arapahoe High School tragedy~

Last Friday was a very emotional and transformative day for many. The high school my children will eventually go to, Arapahoe High School, turned into a horrific crime scene in the matter of 120 seconds. I was sitting in my office with a client and as soon as the client left I checked my phone as I always do and noticed a stream of like twenty text messages. I was trying to process what was going on when I noticed words like “lockdown”, “shooting”, “call me asap” and my heart just dropped. Moments like those just stop you in your tracks and nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing in the world matters but the safety of those you love. I called my husband and he gave me a play by play on what had transpired. Both of our kids were on lock down at their schools and we didn’t know when they would be released. I headed to my daughter’s school and saw some parents going into the school and coming out with their children. All I wanted was to grab my daughter and hug her and take her home. Luckily they let us do just that. My son on the other hand was at middle school and they were very specific with their release measures and so my husband headed over there to see what the situation was. There was already a line of about two hundred parents outside the school waiting to get their kids. Thankfully my son had his phone with him and we were able to communicate with him and let him know we were on our way. It was very scary for a lot of his friends who have older siblings at Arapahoe. After a couple of hours my husband made his way to the front and was able to bring our son home.

 Both of our kids had a lot of questions and couldn’t process why anyone would do what the student did at Arapahoe. It is extremely unfortunate that we even have to have these conversations with our children and that they have to have drills on what they would do in this exact situation. It makes you realize how fragile life is and how there is so much uncertainty in the world now. There are many things out of your control, but I try to focus on the things that you do have control over. I think going through your life with an attitude of gratitude and blessings, spending your energy focused on thoughts of gratitude will make your life richer and much more meaningful. Whenever something like this happens, it forces you to look at your own life and act as a reminder to be present and grateful for everything you do have. This week do what you can to bring about an energy of gratitude to everything you do. Remember life can change in an instant, so love fully and be happy with how you spend your time. Please also send a prayer to the beautiful young girl Claire who was shot as the school. Lots of love and warm thoughts to each of you this week……

 

 

In warm regards,