Day 26: News

The news came as a harsh shock.  A parent of one of our most involved families has passed away.  A parent whom every teacher was always glad to see.  A parent whose smile was infectious and whose dedication to all children was absolute.  A parent who will not be coming home tonight.  Any night.  Leaving one parent to do the job of two.  A community surrounds these broken birds.  Strong arms link together bonded by tears and shock and the steadfast thought.  What about the children?  How will she go on?  We spread our wings and gather in a circle to mourn.

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7 thoughts on “Day 26: News

  1. This is beyond sad. I pray for the family and the teachers and the children and you, as you mourn the loss of a friend.
    And in the midst of tragedy you write a tender beautiful piece.

  2. I am so sorry to hear your community has had this loss. Your last line is so powerful and it is how the family and those who surround them will regain their strength.

  3. I am so sorry for you, for the family, for your school community. My prayers are with you all.

  4. Oh, Katie – what a loss. I am thinking of this young family tonight, and all the grieving they must do. So very sad.

  5. We had this recently, too… she took her own life. There are no words. It’s hard to sleep just wondering what’s happening to the family.

  6. It is hard enough to lose a parent as an adult let alone as a child. My heart goes out to your student and school community.

  7. So, so sad. You and your school community are in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

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