Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sad News

I got news this morning that one of my former students died yesterday in a motorcycle accident.  It was just about this time last year that I was going to a funeral for another teenager who died in a car accident. I've been to far to many memorials for people who should have lived long happy lives. 

11 comments:

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh Angela---I'm so saddened by your news. Losing a student is never easy. You and the family of the student will remain in my thoughts.

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I'm a teacher also and have felt the pain of losing a student. It is so difficult. Keeping you in my prayers.

Judy D in WA said...

Oh Angela, this is so sad. Hugs and prayers to you.

Ann Marie said...

So sorry to hear about the bad news. I read this right after my daughter told me a short story. There is this guy that use to work with her, had to quit because he had cancer and was going through Chemo. He came in on Saturday to say hello, and told everyone he was cancer free and all the chemo is finally done, then he died the next day of a heart attack at the age of 22. After all that he and his family went through for his life still to end, it is very sad.

Amanda said...

We went through a spate of losing youngsters known to my sons around the time when they were all learning to drive. Sadly, several of these were motorcycle accidents. We took the decision to buy each of our sons a car as soon as they passed their driving test to try and keep them a little bit safer. I've not known of any of my pupils being involved in accidents, but I can imagine how hard is to see the waste of young lives.

Jessica said...

I'm so sorry, Angela. :( As someone who teaches, I sympathize as well - thinking of you.

Betty Lou said...

So sad when a young persons life is cut short. Our prayers to the friends and family.

Lynne said...

That's terribly sad; I feel for you.

Quilter Kathy said...

I know what you mean. The 20 year old boyfriend of one of my daughters high school friends died last week - fell asleep while driving. It's sad when anyone dies but tragic when they are so young.

Andee said...

So sorry to hear about a life cut so short. Prayers go out for you and his family.

Candace said...

Sorry for the loss of your student. It is always so sad when a young person is lost, especially in such a way.