I received many notes of support about the horror here in Newtown, and appreciate every single one.
There is one more thoughtful and poignant than all the others, because of who it is from.
Back in 2008 I took a 12 week NAMI family-to-family class for people with family members suffering from mental illness, of which, I am one.
One evening, a guy showed up to share his powerful, personal story with us, and afterwards, I wrote him a small note of appreciation, which he apparently kept.
He wrote back, with love, kindness, and compassion. Here is what he said: