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  • Deacon Dan Wright serves the Diocese of Austin, Texas. His work outside the parish is as a special education teacher serving students with significant cognitive disabilities.

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August 10, 2007

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Gabrielle

We got separated from our son once on a crowded touristy sidewalk in France, for maybe a little under five minutes, and I thought I was going to die of panic. I can just imagine what you were going through for five hours. I'm so relieved your daughter was safe and sound, and I'll say a prayer in thanksgiving to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Good to have you back too!

JustMe

I lost an adorable little 3 yr old in a busy, packed shopping mall one late afternoon (she had distractedly followed someone who looked like me into the ladies' room, but I and her brother had gone straight through that particular store into the mall). I don't know how much time passed before a security guard found the terribly distressed her, perhaps shortly after I had given the report of her missingness, but I came to hate life in just that brief time, and had to work my way back to loving it, to trusting in it even a little. The things that ran through my head..

I think maybe we who would be holy must have to share in Mary's horrors, too.

Indeed, it is good to have you back, too.

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