Wednesday, March 23, 2011

megan, bobby, dakota

i don't really have words
today
our high school has
lost
three teenagers
in
two car crashes
in
three weeks
and the hyacinth blooms
and a rainbow stretches across the sky
and children run around outside this window
but i don't really have words
today

praying for families and family

the wednesday-friday links:

tiffani for word women wednesday
bonnie at the faith barista for the faith barista jam
christy for as of late
beki at the rusted chain for fingerprint friday
michelle for caffeinated randomness
studio jru for sneak peek friday
jennifer v. davis

27 comments:

  1. oh.
    so terribly heart wrenchingly tragic.
    sending love to all of the families and friends and community
    and you

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  2. oh, Kendall. I am so so sorry for this tragedy. You and these families are in my prayers...

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  3. Kendal,
    There's nothing worse than this. . .sudden and young death. I lost my step-sister in a car accident during her senior year of high school.

    Praying for all.

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  4. Kendal...so sorry to hear this sad news. Praying for those families, and you as you deal with the rest of the students who have lost their close friends...and will have so many questions, thoughts, concerns! Praying for your strength and wisdom!

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  5. I am so sorry, Kendal. I know how confusing and heart-wrenching this time is for the students and teachers. One of my students committed suicide just a day or two after another boy in the school had killed himself. We were all a mess and fearful that other students would seek out attention in this way. I will pray for you and your students and God's peace to fall on these families.

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  6. Oh Kendal, I am so sorry. Will be praying for those families and for you and the other teachers as you minister to the student body.

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  7. i guess i should clarify that i teach at the middle school that feeds into this high school. it's jsut such a part of our community.... and my son is at the high school.

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  8. i guess i should clarify that i teach at the middle school that feeds into this high school. it's jsut such a part of our community.... and my son is at the high school.

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  9. i guess i should clarify that i teach at the middle school that feeds into this high school. it's jsut such a part of our community.... and my son is at the high school.

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  10. i'm praying with...i ask how can a flower bloom and children die and their families...i know truth says we do not grieve as those who have no hope..our hope is in Him and I am sharing this time with your and them and praying this morning...xo

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  11. So sorry...will be praying too. =(

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  12. What a difficult time! We can never understand why things like this happen. Just have to trust. Lifting all of you up... may angels surround you and may God give you peace of heart.

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  13. May the Lord give you peace for the day and strength for the journey. May His words flow in and through you as you need them. What heartache. Praying for the families and those hurting. May He wrap His loving arms tightly about and bring His grace of love and hope to the pain of loss. Lossing children so young is so hard to understand and only God can bring His perfect love and hope. Praying
    Blessings

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  14. The paradoxes of life are incredible...and I wonder at God - His ability to make it all work for good...how He can time it all so carefully according to His Will, and the strength found in the rhythm of His Creation carries us through...

    Your words perfectly capture the paradox...

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss - death is never easy, but especially when it's someone so young. I will be lifting up the families and friends of these young people in my prayers. God bless.

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  16. Jennifer OstranderMarch 25, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    So sad for these families, students and teachers, Kendal. Adding my prayers this afternoon. . .

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  17. Oh my. Praying for you and these families . . . your words are soothing.

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  18. Oh, so sorry to hear this sad news. These families and their friends will be in my prayers.

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  19. man ... my prayers are with you & your community ... bow the knee is my song of the week.

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  20. So sad when you hear about tragedy of the young. I love the way you share.

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  21. Your words are enough. I'm praying for your community.

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  22. too sad. prayers for your community.

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  23. Kendal, I am so sorry. Praying. I work for our local school district on a grant to reduce alcohol abuse. It is so tragic when such things happen. Blessings to you as you be there for your students.

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  24. I want to come with words of comfort but find no words either...Hugs to you Kendal. God be with you.

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  25. I am so sorry for your loss, Kendal. It's so hard to fathom that beauty and tragedy can exist simultaneously. I'll pray for the families and for you.

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  26. I have no words- just know, my prayers are lifted up for all. So very sorry....

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