The student body of the current senior class at my high school experienced two losses due to fatal car accidents in the last week. Two students died. A third student is in critical condition and might lose a limb. Also, earlier this month, someone on the school’s staff passed away. What a heavy load to hit this group of young people in such a short period of time. And just before Christmas, too.
I don’t know anybody in the high school anymore (it’s been four years since I graduated), but it was nevertheless very sad to hear about all this when I came home on Saturday.
My heart goes out in prayer to the families, and also to the students who survived, and their classmates, and to the teachers, who will be shouldering the task of helping to guide everyone through this period of darkness.
The one thought that keeps going around in conversation is, “Graduation will be very heavy this year.”