Remember my post from earlier this week? The one about how I have survived and been blessed over the last 9 years?
yeah well… just because I am okay these days, I am not over it.
I realized that tonight when I went to the grocery store. While visiting with a former student she told me her aunt had had a still born baby girl today. Immediately, I started crying. It was like I had been sucker punched. As the student shared her aunt’s story, I began hurt for a mom I have never met, for the family of this student that I love and know will be forever impacted in a way my family can relate.
I appreciate that my former student trusted me enough to share her sadness. I hope that I can support her and love her (and her sister, whom I have in class now) in a real and relate-able way. I hope I am able to reach her aunt and minister to her as well.
I pray for the family of baby Brightleigh Skye tonight.
By the way, before now, this student did not know about Sarah- I am completely honest about her but I don’t freely share this information with my students.