I have so much to be grateful for, and I am deeply happy for many things in my life, but I am coping with grief today.
There are so many people suffering and the greatest loss of all happened to a young middle school boy. We (our core) were informed this morning of a young man succumbing to leukemia. He was so well liked and such a joy to his family. The news was devastating and unnerving. To have to go back and start my teaching day was more than difficult. There have been far too many emergency meetings these last few years. I am praying for his family as they move through this excruciating time.
I was informed recently that a sweet young mother miscarried. My heart goes out to her in her loss. As a mother I understand her anguish. She is not only dealing with the emotional pain but also the heartache of carrying the knowledge of the loss by herself.
I having been dealing with the sadness of a young man’s teenage angst. I want to help but there is only so much I can do. I remember the teen years and the drama that can ensue. I am praying for a viable option for him.
I am worried for a dear friend. She is facing some physical difficulties and is not being supported. It makes me sad that others are questioning her and invalidating her instead of being there for her.
I am worried sick about the health and safety of some family members. I have a hint about their well being and I pray daily for them.
So today I am feeling grief on so many levels. I am doing the best I can to deal with everything on my plate. Everything will still be there tomorrow. But what I know is that I have people who care about me and my feelings. I have terrific souls who reach out and let me know I can talk to them if I need to. That brings me so much joy and gratitude that I can cry.