Standing my kitchen, preparing for what seemed like just another busy day, the phone rang, “Turn on the News Katie, something is happening.” I heard the quivering voice of my girlfriend on the line. “What’s going on?” I questioned. “Just turn on the News.” She whispered.
In that moment, an entire nation held their breath as we watched, through tears of anguish and grief as the unspeakable unfolded. Sorrow poured out of every heart, spilled out on the streets, and echoed in the hallways of every home in America. We grieved for the loss of precious and innocent lives, for the uncertainty that stirred in us all, and for the world that was changing before our very eyes.