The Parkers were asked:SLIDEReporter:How could you meet with them and talk to them. Didn’t you want to pound him [Peter Lanza] on the chest, didn’t you want to scream at him? Didn’t you want to say‘How could you let your son do this to my daughter?’SLIDERobbie Parker: From those first moments we quickly came to the realization of whathappened. To a degree we came to peace with some of it. We knew we couldn’t undo anything.The idea of wasting any energy on anger for somebody or someone or point blame on somebodyseemed like a waste of energy when we could be better parents to our girls.Alissa was asked to share her thoughts about the Lanza family. She said this:SLIDEAlissa Parker:I’m never going to understand what they did. It’s not my burden to carry.I feel the father made mistakes, but he doesn’t get a pass, but he’s not ultimately responsible.Were their missteps? Possibly.Alissa Parker made a choice of not carrying the burden of the Lanza family’s mistakes.Shortly after Emilee was killed Robbie said this:SLIDERobbie Parker:“We hope this is something that doesn’t define us but instead helpsinspires us to be better, more humble, more compassionate people.I don’t know of their faith background, but in listening to the language they used in thisinterview I’m sure that they have a very deep faith. Living with humility and compassion arewords that followers of Jesus Christ frequently use.Let’s be honest. It would have been so much easier and convenient for the Parkers tomake the Lanza family into monsters. We could understand that. When people are hurt deeplythey want to lash out at something. The Parkers could have made the Lanza family intosomething horrible upon which they projected their anger. We could understand if they hadgiven in to bitterness, or resentment, or even plotted revenge.