This story ended well. There were no fatalities, the little boy was unharmed and reunited with his family, and none of the victims were seriously harmed. The 28-year-old male suspect is now in the judicial system, and life quickly returns to normal. But does it?
When life throws you (literally) from a moving vehicle, how do you bounce back? How do you live through an experience like that and stay the same? What emerges in you from having gone through this type of event?
In a couple of years when you look back on you, what do you hope to see? – Kate Ebner
I imagine the hugs that happened after the events on 3/12 were tighter and longer. There was a collective sigh of relief as Denver realized it was over. We all felt the violation and were concerned for those who were directly impacted. I’m certain there was individual anger, shock and grief for the vehicular damage – but the cost could have been so much worse. Perhaps that’s what resilience does for us. It reminds us that we are far more than our possessions. We are far more important than the cars we drive or the places we are headed. Hard things in life give us a rich opportunity to connect with what is most meaningful.
I love seeing the resilience in others. What events have allowed your resilience to surface?