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Bringing her home...

This girl was in my class just over a year ago. Now she has passed away.
I think it's really sad when people don't think they deserve enough dignity to hold on to life. Or don't have any hope. Or are just terribly sad. How incredibly sad she must have been. I feel so, so sorry for how she must have felt, over there in Australia. And for her family here, still at our school.
My young Facebook friends who were her friends are starting a fund to help her family bring her body home. Cool, huh. I'm so very impressed with them. We do have a great school community. We will bring her home. But it's sad. Life is so precious and so fragile.

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May. 29th, 2009 09:55 am (UTC)
Oh, that poor girl. I'm really impressed with your school's community spirit - they're all such amazing kids.

ps. I didn't realise you were on Facebook!
May. 29th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, we have a great community at school.

-ps. I didn't realise you were on Facebook!
Heh, yeah, I'm all around the place *g* Are you there?
May. 29th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
That is so sad - she was too young. I'm sure the caring nature of you, your friends and you school community will be a source of comfort for her family.
May. 29th, 2009 11:50 am (UTC)
Thanks, yeah it is so sad. It makes life seem so precious.

-I'm sure the caring nature of you, your friends and you school community will be a source of comfort for her family.
Thank you. We do try really hard to be supportive at school. I think that's kind of why the school is there somehow.
May. 30th, 2009 10:14 am (UTC)
So sad - and such a waste of life. Grieving with you.
May. 30th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
Thanks. You're so kind. I just feel like - well, as a parent, it'd be so incredibly upsetting and frustrating and sad all at once. I don't know how her sisters will be next week. It'll be hard for them. One of my former students texted me about it after school and I phoned her right back and she was sobbing. And that made me cry after hanging in there right through the liturgy and stuff. I thought I'd be fine for the liturgy then it sank in that I had to break the news to 300 girls at once. That was suddenly really hard because they were all sitting there so quiet and watchful and I thought, OMG can I do this?!! My voice was all croaky and shaky. But I did it. We find strength somehow for these things, huh...

I guess everyone will have to try to move ahead bit by bit.
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