I spoke with colleagues in the wake of yesterday’s tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. I spoke with friends last night as we grieved for those families. I spoke with parents this morning as they brought their children to school. These conversations left me reflecting on yesterday morning, and what that experience looked like for the parents of Robb Elementary School.
Every one of these parents began their day by taking their child to a safe space. Every one of them fully expected to hear about a day of art, math and growing friendships that evening. None of them expected that that morning’s goodbye would be the last. The last hug. The last smile. The last, “I love you.”