Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mr Metell

My youngest son's first grade teacher died in motorcycle accident a week ago. He was in his first year of teaching three year's ago when Travis was in his class. He was an amazing teacher and a very loving man. He attended Travis' extracurricular activities and was a positive role model for many children without any positive males in their lives. I can't believe he is gone.

He was 28 years old at the time of his death. People often say its too early when a young person dies and I have always been a little puzzled by that statement because I kinda believe when it is your time, it is your time. But with this case I feel like the world was robbed. He was going to impact so many young children's lives with his work.

Travis has taken this loss very hard. We attended the wake and the funeral and he was grieving hard. He told me his school will never be the same now. I guess for him it never will.

3 comments:

robtherunner said...

Very sad, indeed! My prayers go out to family, friends and students affected by this tragedy.

Wes said...

I think what people are saying is that they are sad at the loss of potential... My condolences to his family and friends. I hope your young son finds peace soon!

Juls said...

Very sad. I am so sorry.