Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sad.

Crappy day. Crappy, crappy day. One of the sweetest little girls you could ever meet (seriously, I'm not just saying that) had to say good-bye to her mom yesterday. Her mom has had cancer for well over a year which had metasticized, but I had a meeting with her and her husband last week and everything seemed like it was okay. On Mother's Day mom had to go into the hospital. My sweet little student told me on Monday that they celebrated together on Saturday. She just thought Mom was having some tests done. I found out Monday night that the cancer had quickly spread to her brain and to start preparing for her death. Heartbreaking. This morning I found out that mom died yesterday. The girls (8 and 4) were able to talk to their mom on the phone on Tuesday night to say good-bye.

How do you tell 20 8 year olds that their friend had lost her mom? How do you comfort them and reassure them that there parents would be there when they got home? How do you look a little girl in the eyes knowing that her world will never be the same again?

What a sad, sad day...

3 comments:

Emily MacKenzie said...

That's absolutely heartbreaking. Poor sweet girl(s).

You teacher's have to deal with some heavy, heavy stuff sometimes. I don't know how you do it. Good luck with your class, and with helping the sweet girl get through... You are a hero!

Tereasa said...

Oh Becky, that's so sad. I am so sorry!

Lucy Marie said...

This is something that I have a very hard time understanding. As much as I try, I cannot see how this can be the plan. I know that God's ways are higher than our own but there is something about a small child losing her mother that tears me up each time I hear about it, whether I know the family or not. Praying for you as you navigate the way with your classroom and with the little girl herself.