Thursday, June 28, 2007

Bless you!

In September I will have been teaching 10 years. That's 10 classes of 30+ At least 300 in my care without the after school IT/French/art clubs, without the lunch times as senior lunch time supervisor, the residential trips, the skipping groups, the sports days, the world book day reading sessions. That has to be thousands of children. But one group will always be more special than all the others in my heart.

Pares, Alexandra, Summer, Kirstie, Daniel, Joshua, Adam, Grant and all the others in my first class. 10 years ago they were 5 year olds on that first school day (for me) in September. This morning I heard that one of them was killed last night! Details too sketchy to quote. Circumstances unexplained and horrifically brutal.

Pares,
my heart and my thoughts are with you tonight ~you were a wonderful little girl and as almost a young woman you deserved to show us what you could do! I will always remember you!
Love,
Miss Collins
x

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh my God, how horrible. So sorry to read this. Amazing to think that one small girl of 5, that you remember back then, and now as you mention, a young lady, is now no longer. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

Bouncing off the Bottom said...

This staggered me. Life is so hard around the pockets of joy, isn't it?

andy said...

:hugs:

Hope your bearing up ok.

It seems like every day there is yet another tragic story in the news.

Makes me sad :(

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh my dear...What a terrible terrible thing....And it sounds like it was horrific!
I am so very very sorry for her folks and for you...To have been there so early on in this young life and then to know that life has been snuffed out much too soon....More than anyone can bear....My heart goes out to ALL who knew and loved her.

Thank you so very much for your Birthday Wishes....I remember last year at the "Virtual Party? You and CQ having a WONDERFUL time....
This was a lovely Birthday and today was very special to me....!

Fi said...

oh, so sad. Her poor family.

You will always have a special place for her in your heart.

Kwizgiver said...

What a tragedy, I am so sorry for your loss. ::hugs::
~Allison

Tendrils said...

How awful! I had a boy from my very first class die in a terrible car accident a few years ago. I had him in 2nd grade....and they were then Juniors in high school when he was killed. It's so sad to see our students die! I am so sorry for your loss!

Ms Mac said...

What dreadful news. So tragic to lose someone so young.

mar said...

What terrible news, I have no words to describe my feelings when I hear something like this...
((hugs)) to her parents, family, friends, and to the sad Miss Collins...

rashbre said...

so sad.