Well that was a hard day…..

Yesterday was a tough one!!!!!

Curt shared with each of his classes that he was taking a medical leave and would not be returning to teaching after the Thanksgiving break.  He told the students the last 5 min. of each class and I was fortunate enough to be able to run down to his classroom and be with him when he told the students.
It was so endearing!  Many of the students cried as he told them.  At the end of class many of the girls would so sweetly ask him if it’s ok for them to hug him.  The guys did the cool man hug thing with him.  He received several quickly scribbled together cards, laced with such poignant and endearing words.  Even 2 of his all time worst students gave him the kindest cards, filled kind and gracious words for their teacher.  By the end of the day many students were lined up at his classroom door to say good-bye, even students from previous years  started showing up.  One sweet girl came down and said she wanted to help him and offered to wash his chalkboards.
And of course there was LOTS of junk food gifts from his fellow faculty members…..that should reveal something about my sweet husband’s eating habits to you! 🙂

Me and my sweet hubby on his last day with the students!

It was a tough day, but it also showed me how Curt has impacted so many students lives!  And somehow I am praying that God will use all of this for His glory….I don’t get it…but I am confident in God’s plan!
I have gotten SO MANY sweet emails and messages on facebook from so many people.  Thank you all, we are all touched by such love, care, concern and prayers!!!!  🙂  You all make walking this tough road so much easier.


  1. I’ve not been keeping up with many blogs recently and just now read your recent posts … I’m so sorry about what you, Curt and your family is going through. I don’t know what to say … praying for you all!

  2. Thanks for sharing this Sandy! I am still praying for you all. Let me know via FB if you want my moms group to lift you all up. And what a testimony for Curt’s students, and yours, and the other faculty. I like your heart attitude amidst this struggle……you are planting seeds in others’ hearts whether you know it or not. God bless you! big hugs and have a Great Thanksgiving!!

  3. Oh my sweet friend, I wish I could come through the computer & give you a hug. I’m praying God’s peace for your family during this difficult time. I know He’ll walk this journey with you. Love ya girl!

  4. Obviously, Curt has touched the hearts of the kids he has taught. I am sure he was very relieved to get through the day -but I bet you were both exhausted. I will pray for you and hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

    Remember God is walking right next to you through your journey and somehow he will be glorified in this process.

    I will pray for you and hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

  5. What a precious gift of love his students gave him! Obviously he’s touched many young people’s lives. Praying that God renews you both and refreshes you after this difficult day and I’m still praying for Curt and your family.

  6. I’m grateful for the love that was expressed to him on such a difficult day! I am keeping you in my prayers and have added you to my prayer journal to remember to pray every day. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day together!

  7. I feel blessed just reading about the wonderful friends you are surrounded by. 🙂 I’m blessed, too, by the example of your faith. I’m praying that God will wrap your family tightly in his grace, and that you all will continue to claim the joy in the little things.

    Your daughter is absolutely beautiful, btw.


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