Tragedy: The Connecticut School Shooting

Life After Newtown: Families Share Their Stories

Four months after the terrible tragedy, parents open up to PEOPLE about their beloved babies' bright moments. Hear more in this week's issue, and click here to learn how you can help the community heal


Robbie and Alissa Parker, parents of 6-year-old Emilie, decided to meet with gunman Adam Lanza's father after he reached out to them. But as expected, even hearing answers to their questions didn't heal wounds. "Lately, it's been difficult," Alissa says. "I miss saying her name, talking to her, touching her ... For Valentine's Day, our daughters Madeline, 5, and Samantha, 3, wanted to send her valentines in heaven, so we wrote notes and sent them up in balloons."