Today is a bit of a sad day for me.
A year ago today, one of my students passed away (I talked about her here). I actually forgot it was today until I went on Facebook this morning and everyone was recognizing the anniversary. It’s not any easier to think of her passing a year later, it may never get easier. But my heart and thoughts are with her family this morning as, I’m sure, they’re consumed with memory as well.
I also found out this morning that my college professor/advisor passed away yesterday from ALS. Apparently he’d been quietly living with ALS for the past two years; most at Frostburg didn’t even know he had it. He was only 59 years old.
So, I’m taking a quiet day today. Despite it being a Jewish holiday (which means I technically don’t have to be at work today – since I’m a Jewish person who works at a Catholic school, I get “free” days for Jewish holidays; basically if I take the day off I don’t have to use personal time or whatever), I’m at work because I feel like it’s actually better for me to be here today instead of at home by myself. Hopefully work can be a good distraction today, I could use it.
I’m leaving all of you today with one of my student’s favorite quotes; she lived by this and it’s something I need to live by more.
Rest easy, Nicole and Dr. Edwards.