It’s time to let the kids do the talking.
There’s a Grade 5/6 class at St. Jude’s School in London who have done a lot of praying for Jody and me. They sent love to two people they’d never met. They also sent me a book – The Fall of Freddie the Leaf – along with messages of caring. So lovely. I visited the students yesterday and told them how special their love is. Of course they love their moms, dads, brothers and sisters, and their friends, but to reach beyond, out into the world with their sweetness … oh my. What the world needs now …
Here’s what they had to say:
I know the loss of your wife Jody has planted sadness into your life. Don’t let that stop you from being who you are.
Life is like a spirograph. Once one line ends another starts.
Just remember that Jody in a good place and will always remember you.
Get well soon from your loss.
I know its hard to lose someone close. Jody was probably a really sweet person.
Keep going and keep your wife in your prayers forever and keep her in your heart with all your strenght and your love.
You need to be strong and not to have a heavy heart, because Jody loved you and even though she died, she is actually living everlasting life with you, right by your side. So don’t just sit there and weep. Sit by Jody’s tree and fell her spirit in you.
I have a good song to sing that might cheer you up. It is the song Happy. So keep that in mind and you will hopefully feel better. She was probably a very special lady to you.
I hope thease leaves cheer you up. Hopfully you can recover from this.
Jody is in a better place now.
Mr. Kerr I am so sad to hear of the loss of your wife Jody and hope that she goes to heaven.
Daniel always helped Freddie through rough times just like you helped Jody through her tough times.
Jody may be gone but you still have your special memories just like the special tree you and your wife share.
One day my moms couisim had cancer. She had it for a year. That year pasted by and now she is still alive.
You must struggle but I will always keep you and Jody in my prayers.
Mr. Kerr, we hope you feel better and you always know that she is in your heart.
I know how you feel. Papa died from cancer. He is very nice when I see his grave and my grandma. It reminds me of him.
Bruce, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
I had experienced a horrible, sad story too. She was a little girl who’s name was Adison. She was a very close friend of mine and she passed away from a car crash at Costco.
I am very sorry for your loss but we all die when it is our time.
Well I hope this letter cheered you up a bit and that soon all their leaf letters will too.
I hope you can overcome your loss just like me and my family did. I know it’s hard not to think about your wife, but just think of all the things that you can still do. Good luck!
Thank you, kids