A sad day today. I woke up to read a post on Facebook that a former student of mine had passed away during the night. She had been battling breast cancer for almost 2 years. She was 26 years old. She and I never spoke of religion nor beliefs, so I don't know what hers were, but I was struck with the simple beauty of the words written of her passing that did not speak to the meaningless drivel and excuses we've all heard too often when someone tries to explain why a young person dies before their time. I thought I would share it.
This morning at 2:05am our sweet Amygirl, at the age of 26, took her last breath on Mother Earth.
She has made her transition into eternal peace.
Amy passed peacefully with her family and partner by her side.
This is most sad. Most sorry.
I've lost a few students before hitting their 20's. Most from car accidents then suicide. - - all girls. A fellow teacher lost a 16 year old student as a result of murder. A different teacher's boy lost his girlfriend when she was 15. Cancer. Sadly, death visits all ages.