I cannot believe the e-mail I just read. I just received an email that one of my former students passed away due to a drug overdose.
I am shocked.
She was 15 and going to be a junior next year. What went wrong? What happened? I do not have the answers to those questions. A life cut short. So much potential and life ahead of her. Oh, how I wished I would have reached out to her more. That I would have not ignored the signs I saw of lonelieness, grief, and sorrow in her eyes.
Now tomorrow I will attend her funeral with her young peers.
I need strength, Jesus.