Psalm 116:15

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

You may (or may not) have noticed that it's been a little quiet around here the past week. Most of you probably knew that I was doing some fundraising these past couple months for a dear friend of mine who was battling ovarian/liver cancer. A little over a month ago the doctors in Houston told her there was nothing else they could do and sent her home to be surrounded by family and friends. It's been a tough week, she died last Tuesday.

It's just so weird to think about. I really didn't know Christy outside of school. We met the summer before I started teaching and she was such a mentor for me in the four years that I taught. She was my best friend at school. I always went to her for guidance and feedback. We planned together. When we had summer PD we always went to eat together. I haven't been up to the school since she died (I've been up there quite a bit recently) and that's really going to be tough. School was her, it was her identity. She never had children and all of her students were her babies. She loved what she did and she was so good at it.

There are some plans in the works for her to be memorialized in a new outdoor classroom that's being created at our school. I can't think of a better place for her to be remembered. She touched so many lives in her many years in the classroom. 

Psalm 116:15

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