March 14 Home Communicator – It’s been a little more than two weeks since my dad passed away. I still have a hard time believing it really happened. My dad was such a good man – compassionate, gentle, patient, funny, and servant-hearted. He loved Jesus and he loved his family. I miss him so much already.
Upon my return to school after the visitation and funeral, a mountain of notes from students was waiting for me.
Here is a small sampling of the comforting words the students shared with me:
“Dear Mrs. Kiepert, I just wanted to say that you are loved by God and by us. Thank you for being there when we need you, now it’s our turn to be there for you.”
“I am praying for you. It is hard but one day you will see your dad in heaven.”
“I am sorry for your loss but I am there if you need a hug. I’m sure your dad was a good dad.”
“Dear Mrs. Kiepert, I know you have been having a rough day, but remember God is in control.”
“I am sorry for your loss. Me and my family are praying for you. Your dad is in a great place because he is with Jesus. Remember you are loved!”
“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Kiepert, We are praying for you. It is going to be okay. God loves you. The Bible says: Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:20).
“I am praying for you and sorry for your loss. We hope everything will start to feel better. We are praying for your whole family. In the Bible it says that you will face troubles, but God can fix that for you and your family.”
“Dear Mrs. Kiepert, I’m sorry for what happened to your dad. I know it’s tough to go through that, but lots of people are by your side when you need it. I hope you and your family will feel better about it soon. You will get to see him in heaven.”
“Dear Mrs. Kiepert, I am praying for you. I hope you are happy again and God gives you comfort.”
“Dear Mrs. Kiepert, I know that feeling of losing someone. Last year I lost my dog to bone cancer. I know you lost a person. But GOD is always with you even in your sorrows. I hope you feel better soon. We are excited for you to come back.”
As you read the messages from these precious students, can you imagine all of the conversations that happened in their classrooms before making these cards? I am once again so grateful for Christian education and the opportunity to talk freely about our faith, pray boldly for each other, and teach children about the hope of heaven.
Resting in Him, Tricia Kiepert, Elementary Principal
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