Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Kids rise to the occasion, every time. Once again, my faith in my students has been bolstered by a crisis. Last Wednesday, our house burned down. It was sad, tragic, overwhelming, devastating, and simply unfathomable.

Coming back to school yesterday was tough. I knew there'd be questions and questions and questions. What I wasn't prepared for was the outpouring of love and hugs and hugs and hugs.. from kids I know and love, from kids I don't know... They didn't pry. They didn't ask questions that were inappropriate. They simply hugged me, told me they loved me and they were sorry. Several made cards or posters. One girl collected a coffee can full of pennies for me. One offered me some of his chickens since most of mine perished in the fire.

Kids rise to the occasion. What a comfort to have them during this time....


Anonymous said...

:( I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your home. How awful! It is heartening to hear how sweet and thoughtful your students were, and how much they care about you.
-Shaunna, from WA

Anonymous said...

OMG - I am so sorry... You're such a strong and resilient person I know you'll cope but it must be truly devastating. Thinking of you...it's clear from your post you still have what matters most.

John Norton

abpccathy said...

Cossondra, When you decide how we can help, please let me know what I can do to help. Am thinking of you and your family!

abpccathy said...

You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. When you decide on ways that we can help, please let me know. I WANT to do something for you!

Laurie said...

OMG! what do you need that I can send? I am so saddened to read this. I am also e-mailing you off privately.
Sending lots of love and hugs from Boston,