How not to say the wrong thing #lifeafterlilac

December 7, 2017 will be a date that will forever be etched into our minds.  It is the date of the Lilac fire that burned 4,100 acres, destroyed 157 structures, and  damaged 64 structures in Bonsall and Fallbrook, CA.
We live in Fallbrook, CA.  We have three kids that live, work, and go to school in Fallbrook, CA.  We work in San Diego, 54 miles (1 hour on a good day) away from where our children were at 11 AM on Dec 7, 2017, when the fire broke out.  It was a very stressful weekend.
As we struggle through coming to terms with our versions of the Lilac fire, it is important to remember the Ring Theory, and where you fit on other’s rings. Please remember that when someone goes through a traumatic event, it is not time for you to tell them your story.  It is time for you to listen to their story, if they want to share it.  Otherwise, keep your feelings to yourself, and just offer comfort to those affected.
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