Friday, July 19, 2013
One of the saddest things I have ever seen is a two year old in his terry cloth cape leaning over a casket calling "Daddy". A lift to his voice, I knew he expected Daddy to 'wake up'. but he never will. This family just had one massive loss, a retired teacher/coach from my school died behind the wheel of his car of a massive heart attack also critically injuring his wife who did manage to survive. Now her son has died of a heart attack on the very day he was cleared by his doctors to go back to work. This was the step dad of one of my students, a step dad who was adored-- I recognized my student's mother, the young widow because my student looks just like her! I came home, and, frankly, I think I am going to lie down and weep.