Big Girl has the MOST amazing CCD teacher this year. (No, not me…at our parish.) Her teacher has a real calling as a catechist, and this is really the first year that Big Girl is challenged at Sunday school. I am not tooting my own horn here, but when you’re using Seton’s religious education materials, it’s not hard to learn way more about the faith than is possible in a one-hour class once a week for eight months.
But this year, Mrs. K has impressed me so greatly. When Big Girl misses a class, Mrs. K sends a note to our home and tells her that she missed her. The class has a prayer journal that they each have a turn with for a week. In it, they write prayers and read each other’s intentions. Mrs. K really works to teach them the Faith – in depth, too – and she succeeds! I spoke to her shortly before Christmas and told her how much I appreciated her hard work, how much I loved the way Big Girl comes out of class all charged up. “I really needed to hear that,” she answered.
Yesterday, though, Big Girl came out and said, “We need to pray for Mrs. K.”
“Why’s that, honey?” I asked.
“Because,” she said, “her husband died in his sleep Friday night.”
I’m not sure if her husband was ill or if this is unexpected. But Mrs. K was in class and teaching Sunday morning.
Please pray for the repose of her husband’s soul, and for God to extend His peace to her in this most difficult time.