Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Can You Imagine

The year before last, I was blessed with a very bright, sweet, wonderful little girl in my class who has forever left her mark on my heart.

She was every teacher's dream. Motivated, loved learning...

Her "mother" was just dropping her off at school a couple of weeks ago. I remember noticing that she didn't 'look' like she felt too good when I pulled into school behind her.

Long story short... her mom died yesterday.

They only had a little time to embrace the news.

She told me on Friday that her mom "didn't even know who I was last night, so I just pet her hair and try to get her to take a drink. It's already that bad."

But as I hugged her today, I realized just how difficult "forever" is to grasp for a 9 year old... even as bright as this one. I know I certainly can't grasp it.

What can you do?

Except run home as fast as you can ... and ever so thankfully hug your own kids, and wonder why you are so blessed to live the life you have!

12 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow. That is so sad. 9 years old is way too young to lose a parent.

3boys247 said...

That is heartbreaking. Poor thing. Our prayers go out to their family.

Kelly said...

I hate to hear of things like that. It's so unfair that a child should ever have to lose a parent. It's one of my biggest fears for my boys. How sad for that little girl. It will forever change the course of her life.

Jennifer said...

That a hard one. I will be praying for her:(
I lost my mom almost three years ago and still have a hard time

Amanda said...

How awful for the little girl and her family. It makes me appreciate even more all i have.
l,
Amanda x

Kat said...

It is very hard to type when my eyes are so filled with tears.

There is not many things in this world more sad than a young child loosing their mom. Just heartbreaking.

McMommy said...

Thank you for the gentle reminder. Extra hugs for everyone tomorrow!

Jodi said...

That is so heart wrenching. I pray she will be okay.

Kila at momto3cubs said...

Oh, how tragic for her to lose her mom. The girl sounds like a survivor, though. She'll be OK.

Bad Momma said...

It breaks my heart when I hear about stories like that. Not much you can do but let them know you are thinking of them.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Oh that's terrible. Prayers out to them too!

B Boys Mom said...

Oh how sad! I teared up on this one. I have a 10 year old and want to see him grow up.