4 comments on “Loss and comfort

  1. And while there are no words to truly ease or abate the loss and pain, there is a bond created for those whom have experienced this tragedy in public and together. That bond forever changes how you see each other, for once we see those intimate, highly personal emotions – grief, mourning, sadness, regret, recovery, healing and growth – we forever view our friends, our students, their families as well as our families and ourselves in a deeper, more humane way. This is not to say the young person’s death is not tragic; rather, that many chnages come to those who are part of the shared sorrow, some things immediately, many others in the hard to imagine future.

    • That is very true. It is beyond tragic, and yet the community was able to show the depth and breadth of its caring and ability to bring comfort to the family and our students, as well as one another.

      The hardest thing right now is helping children to understand that this little boy and his mother did everything right and yet something so unimaginable still happened. This is what remains beyond understanding or explanation.

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