Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My little teacher's pet

My internet has not been working for the past week which left me not only unable to blog but also unable to keep up with everyone else blog. It is amazing how lost you can feel without internet access. Last week I had an extraordinary visit with Isabella's teacher and the principal from her school. As I have written in previous blogs Isabella's school is blessed with wonderful people from the teachers to the cook that made all of her lunches. I had them over for lunch and we exchanged stories about Isabella. It was so amazing to hear about all of the things that she did at school, stories that I would have otherwise never heard. It seems that my daughter was a little teachers pet, wanting to help set up for lunch and always listening when her name was called (which according to her teacher, the other children did not do).

Isabella and her teacher had a very special bond and her teacher felt very guilty after Isabella had passed. She felt like maybe she could have done more to prevent this from happening. I reassured her that there was nothing that she, I or the doctors could do. They brought me pictures of Isabella at school and I could not help but laugh and cry at the same time while I looked at them. I laughed because in every picture she had her mischievous little smile and I cried because I saw how happy she was there. In one picture she has this smile that is so full of love and happiness. That type of smile that only comes when you are experiencing such true joy. That same picture they have hung in a frame in the classroom, and it makes me happy that they have done that. The parents and the teachers at the school also did a fundraiser in her name and raised money for the Sick Kid's Hospital. This is a fundraiser that they will continue to do every year.

That visit meant so much to me because I was afraid that the people at her school would forget about her and that would just brake my heart. But instead they are honouring her life and I think that Isabella is smiling down at that thought. I know that when we were having our lunch she was right there with us listening and laughing as we exchanged stories.

We will never forget you my sweet angel.


michelle said...

That is really nice that the school is keeping ties with you and Isabella, its wonderful how many people have stepped in to honour her and have fundraisers for her. She has touched many hearts :)

Angie A. said...

It's amazing to hear the affect Isabella had on so many lives in such a short time. She obviously was a special little girl.


I know that people remember our sweet child but I think they have a hard time letting us know...when it would be so much better if they would share. Glad you were able to meet up with her teacher and exchange memories.

Patricia said...

Truly amazing. I know I say this all the time but it bears repeating - Marisa, you and Frank are the most beautiful and inspirational people we know and you're touching so many lives with grace. And Isabella is the most special little angel we know and love and learn from every day. Thank you so much Isabella.

Love you always,

Chris Coz said...

I absolutely LOVED those pictures. You're right about that smile of hers - one of a kind and ALL Bella!


Angie said...

Teacher's pet ?? I'm not surprised at all. With that gorgeous smile and loving disposition she made everyone who met her fall in love with her.

That was so nice of them to visit with you and share some beautiful stories about Bella with you. Truthfully, not a day goes by that I don't think of our precious little ANGEL. I'm sure there are many of us out there that feel the same way !! Love you and miss you so much Bella.

Lucy said...

It seems that Isabella had an amazing connection with each person she met. She had a way of making every person feel special and loved. What is even more remarkable is that her impact on our lives has only been strengthened. Isabella always did and continues to make the world a better place, only now she need us to be her hands and feet. She will always inspire me to be a better person and to try to make our world a better place. Isabella you are amazing!