Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lots and Lots of Prayers Needed....

I took a picture of it on Friday to share on my blog, but it was going to be a cheerful message.  Right now, tomorrow, and many days on from now I'm going to need this sign more than ever...  It's a quote that Dr. Jean shared at a workshop I attended a few years ago.  It has gotten me through some rough days, but tomorrow may just be the roughest yet...

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. at peace, and all will be well...


  1. Brenna, I am so sorry to hear this news. I will absolutely be keeping this little one's family and your whole school community in my thoughts.

  2. Have been praying for everyone concerned. This is a tragedy and a real test to your teaching skills. They don't teach this in school! I think your students will benefit most from your attitude and your calmness and openess to their feelings and questions. Just keep loving on them and listening. Keeping you all lifted up.

  3. That's tough! I'll keep you in and your class in my prayers!

  4. It is amazing how healing being with a group of kindergarteners is. They are a lot tougher than the adults in this instance. Thank you for thinking of us...we are blessed!