A year ago, I sat in on an interview with a young first year teacher. Her enthusiasm was contagious, and come fall, she had been hired and was on one of my teams. Her first year has been a whirlwind of adjusting to teaching, getting married, moving, getting pregnant – a lot of life’s firsts in just nine months. Last Thursday, she went to the hospital to be induced. Her team was concerned when we hadn’t heard from her, and my mind immediately went to “I hope the baby is okay”. Turns out he is just fine. A healthy baby boy. But his sweet mama is not. She died.
This beautiful young lady is gone. It is impossible to comprehend. She was just starting her life. This is the same person who when I was having a rough day sent me an email to let me know how appreciated and loved I am. And the next day when I got to work, she had left a cronut on my desk. That led to further bonding over how friggin’ amazing cronuts are and how much we could talk about them.
If you are the praying/sending good vibes or positive thoughts type, maybe take a moment to send one out for her husband and their little boy. I can’t even imagine the road ahead for them.
Our school is collecting donations to help her husband with expenses for the baby or the funeral or whatever he might need. Let me know if you are interested in giving.