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Old 06-14-2017, 07:26 PM
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I have been absent from Proteacher for some time now. The past six months have been difficult, emotionally draining. One of my students, a lovely little girl was shot and killed by her drug taking mother. I didn't know if I would survive. I had to go to school the next day and help my little 5 and 6 year old students understand what had happened without telling them the gruesome details. My principal had the good sense to get a substitute to help me that day and the next. I cried constantly as I struggled through the days that week. I am still struggling, but am coping. I will never get over it. Just last week my best friend (college roomate, singing partner in high school and college, study buddy, everything friend)died due to the negligence of a surgeon. I am again devastated and having trouble coping. I just don't understand this world we live in now.


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Old 06-14-2017, 07:30 PM
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I am so sorry to hear of your many devastating situations. Please know I am here to listen. So often when I post on PT I just want someone to listen and commiserate with. I am sorry to hear you are going through all of this. I will send prayers to you.

PM me if you need someone to vent with! I am praying God will give you strength, guidance and love.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:34 PM
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What a nightmare you are living through. I am so sorry about your student and your friend. Give yourself time. I can imagine being so distraught and taking a long, long time to get past it.

Wow. Welcome back to PT.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:36 PM
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I am so sorry about all the loss you have recently experienced. Such senselessness in both situations. Praying for you as you grieve! Please know we are here for you!
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:51 PM
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I am so sorry. I can't imagine what you are going through. Glad you came back to PT.


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Old 06-14-2017, 07:59 PM
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I am so sorry. I can't imagine the pain. Welcome back.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:18 PM
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I'm glad you reached out to PT. I can't imagine what you are going through. I am praying for you right now. Have you thought about counseling or did your district offer it? It helped me when I was going through some things.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:22 PM
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You are not alone. We are here for you. PT is a helpful and compassionate community. We will listen.

Reach out to family, your church and your doctor for help as well. Many people need medical help when they are going through a difficult time. You have experienced two tragedies this year. You need to get some help. Take care.

I am so sorry for your losses. I wish I could take your pain away but it something you will have to work through in your own way.

Saying a prayer for you now.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:31 PM
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There are no words.
So sorry.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:31 PM
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You are going through a lot of emotions. My one suggestion is to find a grief group, something like GriefShare to help you get through these losses. My thoughts are with you.


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Old 06-15-2017, 03:37 AM
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I am so sorry. Prayers for you.
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:59 AM
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You've certainly experienced 2 very difficult losses this year. We expect to have more time with our loved ones. Give yourself time. Some days are better than others. (hug)
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:25 AM
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You are certainly going through an incredibly difficult time. I wish I could offer sage words. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:32 AM
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I am so sorry for what you have gone through. I know you will always be changed by those events, but I will pray you will find peace.
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:09 AM
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you are back. It's so difficult losing our loved ones, especially those taken too soon. I hope you are talking to someone about all of this and while you won't find the sense of it, I hope you can keep your strength to continue loving your students and others. Welcome back!
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:28 AM
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I am so sorry. Your post makes my heart ache. Prayers.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:40 AM
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I am crying with you. You asked how the world could be this way, but remember you are here. You were there to help your little ones to at least try and understand what happened. I am so sorry about your best friend. I cannot imagine the pain you must be feeling.
Sending prayers of comfort for you as you travel this difficult path right now.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:38 PM
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I am so sorry for your pain and loss. I wish you peace and healing. Better days will come. (((((TravelingGal)))))
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:03 PM
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Welcome back, and (((hugs))) to you! Both horrible events to hear about. Hopefully hanging out here will give you more support.
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:19 PM
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I am so sorry to hear of your devastating losses! My prayers go out to the loved ones of those people, and that would include you, our PT friend. (((HUGS)))

We are glad to have you back!

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Old 06-15-2017, 01:52 PM
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Oh my! I am so sorry. Hugs to you!
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I am so very sorry
Old 06-15-2017, 03:50 PM
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That is a lot to bear in a short time. I wish you a healing summer.
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So, so sorry
Old 06-15-2017, 04:03 PM
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What pain your heart must be in- too much to bear, especially so close together. I will pray for your healing and for you to find your way to peace.

The world is filled with good, kind, caring people. Many of the are here on PT. welcome back. We are here for you. (((TravelingGal)))
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:41 PM
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Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. I am humbled by all of your positive and heart warming responses. Thank you.
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