Thursday, April 2, 2009

Keeping the Faith

Psalm 25:10- All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful.

Today was not a normal day. I spent the entire day at the school working diligently on getting the word out about our postponement of Wheels and Deals, our spring PTA fundraiser. (In case you are wondering, it is a car show and craft show.) The horrible weather we are having in southern Alabama did not help with the matter. The students spent the first 30 minutes of their day in the hall because of a tornado warning. Warning = tornado spotted, watch= good conditions for a tornado to form, not a real tornado. So this was serious, but ended with no excitement. That was a good thing. We had a chain of events that led to the postponement of Wheels and Deals that I hope to never see again.

In our small town we had not one, but two horrible occurrences yesterday. First, sometime in mid-afternoon, we lost one of our special needs students. He was in the middle of a lengthy 7 hour surgery and just couldn't make it through. His little body just couldn't do it. He was a beautiful ray of sunshine on our campus, and needless to say, we are all heartbroken. He was 10 years old. His wonderful mother is our school nurse and my heart just breaks for her.

Secondly, one of our teachers lost her nephew to Krabbe disease. He was 17 months old. He lost his battle in the early evening. This teacher is a life-long friend of mine. She graduated from this very school, just like myself. With such a small school (about 800 students k4-12th grade) we feel as if we are all one big family. Our whole school and community is completely devastated by the loss of these very special children, especially on the very same day.

Psalm 25:10- All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful. I read this verse today on another blog and I knew it was meant for me to see today. You see, my heart is broken. Being a mother, I can only imagine how these mothers feel. And, knowing both sets of parents and all of their families doesn't make it any easier. But, I can find peace in knowing that Our Father knows what is best. His will is never wrong. He is always loving. He knows what is best for these sweet little angels. And I know they are both in the very best of hands today.

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