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.
Day 26: News