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CDAMom: Let Us Process Tragedy

CDAMom: Your blog, your decision. But I wouldn’t shut it down. Looks like people need an arena to vent and talk about the situation. Quiet frankly, I am not sure I can verbally process this horrible tragedy right now. Blogging about it may help instead. But this does make me want to go pick up my 3rd grader from school and just hold her. I pray for the families that are now dealing with this horrible loss.

DFO: I think I'm going to continue to post this afternoon. But lightly. And, I pray, appropriately. Certainly nothing light. News continues. Maybe I need this distraction. Maybe this is a time for us to publicly express our grief, anxiety, frustration and thoughts for those lost and those who will have to cope with that loss. I will certainly understand if you need to tune out. I'll also understand if you don't. Hug your kids. Tell all of your loved ones how much they mean to you. During my noontime walk, I thanked God for the two children he blessed me with -- and the two wonderful partners they've found. I always begin my "prayer walks" with the Lord's prayer. Today, the closinig line made me stop and meditate: "Deliver us from evil." Amen.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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