Our morning at school started with a moment of silence in memory of a graduate from last fall who was killed yesterday afternoon in a car accident.
As the classroom transformed from whispering and giggling to absolute stillness, I closed my eyes and thought of the student’s family.
I wondered what they were doing this morning as they face a totally different Thanksgiving than they had planned.
I thought of the students who have stopped by my room this morning sobbing and wondered how they would put their lives back together without a friend who sounds like an amazing young girl.
I thought of my own grief and realized that none of us really knows when we will be forced onto this unchosen road of pain.
All we do know is that we don’t have to walk this road alone.
My prayer this morning is for this sweet girl’s family………that they will be so enveloped in love and support that they will be able to face each new morning knowing that God is with them in a powerful way.
If you would like to write them a note, either post it here or email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will print out all messages to include in a memory box that we will have delivered to them in a few weeks.
Thank you for every prayer for this hurting family.