One of our sweet kindergarteners lost her life yesterday in a tragic car accident. She was 6 years old. We only have three kindergarten classes at my school, and she was in my dear friend's class. This spunky little girl has wonderful parents and older brothers. She was such a sweet girl. We are mourning as a school, and it is going to be a difficult recovery and healing process. Please keep her family, friends, and school family in your prayers. They all have a long road ahead of them.
I pray that I have the strength and guidance for my own students tomorrow. I have found this news very difficult to process, and it is heart-wrenching to think about what her little friends are going through. How do you explain to a 5 or 6 year-old that his/her friend is gone?
The only thing I can hold on to is that we will keep tomorrow as routine and "normal" as we possibly can after we all get together to talk about it. Any advice is welcomed, and I am ask that you think of us as we approach tomorrow and our grief. We need lots of prayers.
I hold onto the fact that I get to hug, hold, and love-on each one of my students tomorrow, and that I get another day to show them just how much I love them.
...be at peace, and all will be well...