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I'm so sad...

Don't know what to say other than RIP those poor children, and strength and healing to those left to pick up the pieces :( :(
 

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It's so unbelievably devastating. I can not even begin to imagine the trauma for all involved. My heart is aching for the families.
 
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One of those things there are just absolutely no words for.

I look at my kids (5 and 6) and just think its them, their peers, their ages.
 

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With a heavy heart I will light a candle tonight.
 

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This one's really hit me hard. I've been crying off and on all afternoon and have caught many of my co-workers doing the same. Those poor children. It's just horrific.
 

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I had to turn off the news. I would start crying. I don't want to ignore it, but it was just hitting me hard. Those poor children/parents/everyone. I simply cannot imagine. As someone who lost a young brother around that age in a tragic way, it still doesn't compare, it's just so sickening how it happened and just... those innocent kids were just going off to school, just starting their life! It's so depressing. One stupid man took the lives of so many kids, destroyed so many families for the rest of their lives, it's just unimaginable. As I sit here watching the Polar Express with my 4 year old sister, I'm reminded how lucky we are, but I also almost feel guilty watching it... knowing these kids and families aren't going to get a chance.
 

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One of those things there are just absolutely no words for.

I look at my kids (5 and 6) and just think its them, their peers, their ages.
This. I was in near tears driving home tonight everytime i passed a flag at half mast. I was driving so I tried to keep the tears at bay but really hard :(

I look at Hannah (5 years old) and I just can't fathom. My heart breaks.

Sending as many prayers as i can for these families and for us all :(

I will be squeezing her extra hard tonight
 

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This one's really hit me hard. I've been crying off and on all afternoon and have caught many of my co-workers doing the same. Those poor children. It's just horrific.
I held it together at school. Held it together when my own kiddos asked me about it, we did dinner, then I sat down to chill and just lost it :(

We will focus on the heroes, the helpers, and the healers...
 

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My heart is broken tonight. I cannot imagine having to pick out a casket for my child for Christmas instead of toys.

My prayers and sympathies go to all of those involved, from the children to the parents to the first responders. :(
 

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It's really disgusting. My nieces and nephews are all around the 5 year old mark - it's just so impossible to comprehend that something like that could happen. You expect that, when you send them to school in the morning, they're going to be safe...
 

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It's just...too horrible for words. It really is. I mean, my God, they were just children. I was at work from 7-7 today and didn't hear anything about it until Mike text me, and even then I didn't know the severity.

My heart goes out to all of the families and the kids. :(
 

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it is beyond comprehension--so tragic. I can not imagine how someone could look at those young faces and do such a thing. :(
 

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I rarely cry from things like this which are, at least physically, removed from me. But my eyes have been welling up on and off throughout the day. Thinking of the Christmas presents that will never be opened. Seeing the flags lowered. Thinking of all those teacher who, at some point in the future, are going to have to walk back through those school doors.

We had a school shooting in our elementary school six years ago or so. My mother was there, and we lost a good family friend. But there were no children involved, since it was an inservice day. Even so, with "only" two adult deaths, I've watched many of the teachers we know struggle to make themselves go on. I can not fathom the exponential increase in grief with so many young lives lost.

My heart aches for everyone touched by this, which is everyone.
 

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I've been jumping between crying and yelling, depression and anger ever since I heard the news. I just don't even know what to say that hasn't already been said.
 

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