I found out last night that the mother of one of my former students died in a car wreck yesterday afternoon.
Her daughter is a senior this year, and is one of the brightest, sweetest, most talented and charismatic young ladies I've had the pleasure of teaching.
Her mother was probably the strongest, most devoted and caring moms I've ever met. She was a true woman of God, and expected nothing less than the best from her children. I know she's in Heaven, and I keep reminding myself of that, but it doesn't lessen the pain for the daughter and husband and son who's still here.
I didn't sleep much last night. I kept up a rambling prayer for my student that wouldn't have made sense to anyone but God. I'm thankful that even when we don't know the words to pray, the Bible says in Romans 8:26 "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express." She has a tender heart and I know this will make the end of her senior year more difficult than anyone could have imagined.
Please, please pray for this family.