Your words exploded in my heart. It was an average day for all those families in Texas. Another day. Another school day. But are any school days average or normal anymore? Every day our children go to school could be their last day, could be a horrific day, could be a day reported on the news while other parents cry with gratitude that their kids came home from school that day.

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