Today I received a text from my high school daughter that said, "Mom, our school's on lockdown. Someone is armed in the building. I'm locked in a closet."
I can't tell you the fear and panic that came over me! This is my daughter in one of those horrible events you see on the news. A friend was with me at the time. She also has a teenage son in the same school. We jumped in her car to go to the school. We were halfway there when the lockdown was called off. There are apartment buildings behind the school where there were sightings of an armed man. He hasn't been found.
Yesterday I took away Madison's phone for a punishment. Before she left for school this morning I gave her back her phone despite the fact I had planned on grounding her for several days. I am so glad she had her phone for instant communication. I will never ground her from her phone again! (don't tell her)
Tonight I am loving on my children! I am so grateful they are safe. They are home.