One of my professors has had a very difficult three weeks. His daughter, whom we all knew was ill, has been being kept on life support due to a brain injury and it seems that they need to make the decision of either keeping her on, or letting her go. Although none of the students have all of the information, we have been told that the department does not know when he will return.
This has thrown the students into chaos with not knowing how our semester is going to end, but even through the uncertainty, our thoughts go out to this teacher. Our class has had two different subs, and there is confusion on what we need to do. Mark is an excellent teacher, and has specific requirements that we are to work in, but the two subs either do not agree with his guidelines and expectations, or have other ideas that they would like us to follow. But, our confusion and feelings of loss and displacement cannot come close to Mark’s.
Loosing a child is one of the hardest things to bear, according to those that have been through it, and so, even if we are lost, we must remember that our troubles are small.
Please send healing thoughts to Mark and his family. Push all the good energy towards them to help them through this difficult time.