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I really should be going to sleep, but...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
we are having quite a beautiful "blizzard" here tonight in the midwest. We have about a foot of snow on the ground and now the winds have picked up, blowing about 40 mph's making for some pretty amazing drifts and designs on the windows.
I received some sad news this morning. I found out that a former first grade student made the decision to end his life yesterday morning with the help of a gun. I have no other details. He was in my class 14 years ago. He was such a loving, strong, smart and capable young man. I know it was a long time ago, but he was such a happy young little man. It's so hard to imagine what kind of tragedies and hardships must have come his way leaving, at least in his young mind, that dying was the best way to solve the problem. I knew his parents, I knew his siblings. They were the family that, as a teacher, we would look to for a positive example of a good, core, strong and loving family. Yet, something went wrong for him. I pray that God understands his source of pain and even though God was unable to help him on Earth, that He will now be able to help him in Heaven, without all of the distractions and disappointments living on Earth brings to maturing young men.
If you are reading this and are the praying kind, please pray for his soul and for his families broken hearts.

A snowstorm is such a beautiful gift of nature. It covers everything with a thick blanket of snow,covering all the ugly messes. Sometimes we really need to identify those messes and clean them up before they get covered up so they can be fixed, be delt with. Then when the snow melts, we can once again see the other beautiful gifts given to us by God.

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1 comments to I really should be going to sleep, but...:

Di said...

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. It is hard to understand the pain that he must have felt to feel this was his only way out...I will pray for his family as well.
hugs, di