While I am indeed sorrowful for all that transpired on That Day; this week holds a lot more personal grief for me. This is not meant as any sort of detraction from the exceedingly awful losses that occurred twelve years ago. Instead, I am just grateful for the loves, family, and community that I had and have found.
Never forget to hug your people. Any time, for any reason.
Never forget to let them know how much you care, and how much joy they bring to you.
Never, ever forget to say “I love you” at the end of a phone call.