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Yesterday was so hard...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

We had to tell the kids. The teacher and I put them in a class circle, and with the help of a counselor and Hospice, we told them that Oreonna was gone. The look of shock, disbelief and utter sadness killed us. We all cried...and told stories about this wonderful girl. We went out to the garden and planted flowers for her. We hugged, we sobbed, we held each others hands. We talked about how even though she is gone, she will always be our friend...she will always be with us. The boys took it so hard. We made cards with the grief dogs....

Her parents we on campus yesterday. I was able to thank them for letting me be a part of their beautiful child's life...and to let them know how much she was loved. They are a beautiful family - they have 3 other girls. I let them know how much she means to us all...we all hugged.

I am still exhausted. I hope today we will find out why this happened....why she is gone....

Thank you all for your words and support.... emoticon
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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 4/2/2013 4:15PM

    Again, I am so sorry. it sounds like you all did a lot to honor her memory and you will continue to do so. keep us updated

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ROZOZ68 3/28/2013 1:58PM

    Very sad! emoticon

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STHAX10 3/27/2013 7:46AM

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BARCLE 3/27/2013 3:10AM

    emoticon such a horrible time emoticon

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 3/26/2013 9:50PM

    So sad when a child dies. What a beautiful way to honor her, and very special for the other children, taking them through the process, and helping them say goodbye, in such a beautiful way.

Prayers for all during this difficult time. I hope you have answers soon.

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NANCYPAT1 3/26/2013 6:11PM

    My heart goes out for you and I will keep you all in my prayers.

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KALLIE1958AR 3/26/2013 4:10PM

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BEATLETOT 3/26/2013 2:22PM

    I'm sorry for your loss and pain.

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CARLYG8 3/26/2013 11:46AM

    Prayers for all of you during this difficult time! I am so, so sorry for your loss!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/26/2013 11:40AM

    so very sorry. there really is no good reason for why a young person dies, but an explanation of physically what happened, maybe. **SIGH** having lived thru the death of my own brother (30 yrs ago) I know that intellectually no answer to the why would ease the pain, but did need the closure of knowing what had happened.

So sorry for you, the students and above all the family. Blessings.

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GLUECIPHER 3/26/2013 11:04AM

    That is so sad. emoticon

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