OAK CREEK - While playing outside their temple, two children witnessed Wade Page jump out of a cab and kill their friends and family. Now, one year later, those children have come so far. However, they still struggle with one important life lesson, forgiveness.
All children have nightmares. But they are not supposed be real.
"I had lots of nightmares," remembers 10-year-old Amanat Singh.
"No. I'm never going to forget this," says her older brother Abhay.
On August 5, 2012, Wisconsin wept. Now, one year later, Abhay and Amanat try only to think about the good while remembering those they've lost.
"We think about them. But then we also think about, yeah at least we saved 32 people rather than having them also gone," explains Abhay.
It was Amanat's 9th birthday, a day that quickly turned tragic.
"We heard this boom and I look to the sky because I think they are fireworks," recalls Amanat.
Amanat and Abhay were playing outside the temple while her parents were at the store picking up a few extra things for her party. They witnessed Wade Page take his first shots.
"He shot two people who were getting into their car," explains Amanat.
And yet, in that time of crisis, they knew exactly what to do. The brother and sister warned others inside the temple.
"We had that moment when everything froze," says Amanat. "I was just so scared."
Since, the Singh siblings have received awards from church, the Salvation Army, the US Marine Corps League, the "Yell and Tell" program and from the the Red Cross for being "brave hearts". Though if you ask, they'll say they're "just normal kids."
"Yeah we're just normal kids. We are not like super heroes or anything like that," says Abhay.
But to those who they warned and saved, they are truly heroes. Now they continue to take care of each other and their family while learning how to forgive.
"I kind of forgive him. But then I'm like why would you want to do something like this?" explains Abhay.
For children, it's extremely hard to forgive a hate crime when they can't understand hate.
"This is a time of hope. We are not broken because we are going to be more stronger and we are not going to give up about these things," says Abhay.