Last night our small school and community experienced a devastating tragedy that has deeply affected us all. One of our families was involved in a very bad rollover vehicle accident, they are a beautiful, loving, close-knit and caring family and tragically not all of them made it.
They lost Jaxon (3rd grade) the responsible big brother, and Ryder (2nd grade) the sweet quieter brother, both of whom have left a huge hole in the hearts of our school and community. Rocky (1st grade) the adorable mischievous little brother survived with some broken bones and is expected to recover fully. Jazmyn (Kindergarten) a little ray of sunshine everyday, sustained very bad injuries and is critically ill in ICU. Jacqueline (mom) whose love for her babies just shone out of her always, is critically ill in ICU. And dad who was not in the car, has to deal with all this tragedy in one blow.
Our hearts have been broken and all we can do right now is pray for those that are so sick and lean on each other to get through this sorrow. This has been the hardest day of my 25yr working life, despite wonderful support from a trauma counseling team all day.
The following days are going to be tough and so I will be taking a break from blogging, as I work through my grief and put all my effort into supporting my community and our young students.