In 2003, I called a new school in the area LCA to see if they had any available positions. I had just graduated and I couldn't find anything in my field. It just so happened that the history teacher left that day. I was asked to come in for an interview.
It was at that little brand new school in MIllington, Tennessee where I met some of my children. These kids became a part of me. I cannot explain it, but their faces and our time together still makes me smile. Lighthouse was not my easiest job. Starting a new school is never an easy task, but those kids, who are now adults, with kids of their own still get to me. I am friends with many of them on Facebook and when I see their engagement posts, their babies, and career successes I gush with pride, knowing I have a place with them as they do with me. Just as my heart swells with pride when they experience joy, my heart breaks when they experience tragedy.
Yesterday, I got news that one of my students, my children, experienced a loss I cannot fathom. September 23rd Ali and her husband John celebrated the blessing of their third child. Yesterday, John went to be with the Lord. The details are still unknown to me, but what is known is the heartbreak she must be feeling right now. Yet, her one post today was Isaiah 43:2 " When you go through deep waters,I will be with you.When you go through rivers of difficulty,you will not drown.When you walk through the fire of oppression,you will not be burned up;the flames will not consume you."
John and Ali were missionaries to Mexico who were currently living in Texas. I cannot imagine the pain she is experiencing. I ask that you shower her and her family with prayer and if you feel led to do so, please consider giving to a Go Fund me account set up by her family. My heart hurts for her and I would give anything just to give her a hug right now. Please help and most importantly pray. Thank You