heartbreaking news

september. oh september. if i could erase one month out of the year it would be september. i received word today that a fellow classmate in my graduate school program passed away yesterday. she was in my field seminar and anyone that has studied social work knows how close you become with those select few students during field seminar. emily fought such a courageous battle with breast cancer but ultimately lost. she was my age. she was so very kind and funny. she wanted to be a school social worker. oh the lives she would have impacted.

and for the lives she so deeply impacted during her life on earth, please pray for them, her entire family and friends. here is her story of her strength if you are interested. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/emilyclaiborne.

i wish i could find the words to say something insightful or wise. but words, any words that i can come up with right now cannot describe the loss.