My 7-year-old darted in and out of the kitchen, pausing to drag a step stool beside me at the stove. Emma wrapped her skinny little arms around me and gave me the longest hug of my life. I had to time to fall apart in tears, choking back sobs and pull myself together before she let go.
Depending on your proximity to this event and personal experience you will have your own unique reaction. Many people are asking how can they themselves cope. I have a few ideas that I hope will be helpful.