You Can't Run From Grief
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
It has been a horrific week so far...remember my walking friend? Last week she texted me, saying she was depressed and it was winter, and she doesn't want to walk in the cold. And I told her no worries, I would be here when she's ready...and she's a great friend, I love walking with her. Yesterday, her 3rd grader died from pneumonia. Same class as my 3rd grader, great kid...really smart and a vibrant girl; I can't get her infectious smile out of my head! I'm glad to remember her this way, but it is haunting right now. I can't believe this has happened. My friend, and her husband, both teach at the middle school, and my oldest 2 kids have had them for math and science. They are good, caring teachers, and nice neighbors, and just a great family. Why do such things happen to people like this???
I guess some things aren't for us to understand. I ran 3 miles this morning, but couldn't make sense out of anything, and physically I felt good when I was done, but emotionally...not. My heart is just broken for them. If someone could just please explain it to me, that would be great.
I want to tell them how much we are hurting for them, but I want them to have space too. I just don't know what to do right now. I hope in a few weeks I can get my friend to walk with me again. She doesn't have to talk about it if she doesn't want to, I just want her to know she can if she needs to.