But since I haven't been posting much I actually considered not posting this either but then thought again about how it might help to talk about it. You see, this has been a very sad week around here. We had to put our 12 year old bunny , Frankie, down this week. He just wasn't able to use his back legs quite right anymore and seemed like he was getting quite uncomfortable. For those of you who don't know bunnies, 12 year old is like a 25 year old cat or 110 year old person. He was such a joy for us and we'd had him since he was about 4 months old. He was a house bunny and spent his time hopping around the living room when we were home. He was still so happy to see us and be petted and given treats that the decision to put him down was hard. We'd been giving him some pain meds for his legs but they weren't helping too much anymore. He didn't make any noise really, but it still seems much more quiet around here.
|My sweet little bunny|
Then this week I also found out some sad news about a parent of two former students. She's had MS for a while now but about 5 months ago was diagnosed with a rare condition where an infection is attacking her brain. She's lost the use of one side of her body but had regained a little movement in her hand and foot so I was hopeful she could be one of the lucky about 2 out of 200 who survive this. I found out that this week that she's not. I'm going to go see her and just hope I won't cry too much. She came to visit me at school about 2 months ago and it was wonderful to see her. She's an incredible person and her family is wonderful. My favorite memory is when I first met her and her oldest son. I was teaching kindergarten and her son came to my class in January. We were learning about penguins and when it came time for writing he spelled "Antarctica" correctly! When she came to pick him up I asked her if it would be okay if I checked with a first grade teacher to see if he could join her for reading group time since he obviously did not need to be learning words in the -at family! She was thrilled that he'd be challenged like that. We've stayed in touch over the last 10 years or so and I was privileged enough to be here youngest daughters teacher as well.
It just breaks my heart that they are all having to go through this. It's going to be hard to see her now. Her speech is difficult to understand. And she's not able to get up. But I'm going to go. They are such a wonderful family! If you pray, maybe you can extend a few to Kara and her family.
Thanks for listening. I promise my next post will be a lot happier.