Yesterday was perhaps the most emotionally taxing day I've experienced as a parent thus far. When school calls and says "everyone is safe and ok," but the school is "on lockdown," the momma bear instincts kick in fast. And hard. And when it's time to finally sit down and breathe and reflect on the magnitude of it all, it's an exhausting, tear-filled crash. .
I've never hugged my babies as hard as I did yesterday, and I couldn't tell them "I love you," enough. The world can be a big and scary place. Hold your babies tight.