Thursday, May 24, 2007

Too soon

I shed some tears today, too, for a different reason. I found out at lunch today that a student I used to teach music to when he was in grade six and seven died yesterday. He was in grade 9. Fifteen years old. He was playing basketball after school and just died. I heard he had a massive heart attack or a stroke, but then that they don't know exactly what happened. Either way... holy smokes. He was such a nice kid. I totally remember him, even though I only had him for one class a week.

There were a bunch of grade 9's from the high school at our school today, just hanging out, visiting. They all looked so shell shocked, and I thought about what it would be like for them to lose a friend like that, so suddenly. Were they with him? Did they have to watch their friend die??? There was SO much sadness and pain in their faces today. Pray for them, and for this boy's family, would you? They're sure going to be having a rough time over the next little while.

Wow, you know, you think everything is just going to continue, keep happening as it is, then WHAM. Especially kids at that age who feel like they're invincible. I just can't get their faces out of my mind. It's so sad...

6 comments:

Anne said...

That is just so sad and unbelievable. Such a little guy.

Rachelle said...

Wow, that's something you just never expect to happen. Will definitely be praying for his family and friends.

heather said...

ah, my heart goes out to you and to this community. it seems so wrong, doesn't it? and the sudden death of youth is extra painful to watch and be a part of, let alone wrap your mind around...

Jean said...

How heart breaking. It's like life can be changed in the blink of an eye and all you can be is shell shocked for awhile until you can get some type of grip on the emotions.

Emily said...

So sorry. That is so young, those kind of situations always make you feel so strange.

nachtwache said...

How sad! There's so much we don't understand that happens in this world. Be well!