He gets annoyed by the sullen attitude of less glamorous 15-year-old Kerry (Amy Davidson).
It’s just a few hours — you’ll have a lot of fun and it’ll go by before you know it.” Stella had gone to a small co-op nursery school for the previous two years. As a brand-new 5-year-old, Stella was as brave and trusting of the world — and of us — as we could have hoped. But you can never imagine, until it happens to you, what it’s like to witness your child’s suffering.
Co-op, mind you, means that the parents work at school, so John and I were there a lot. She shared a goodbye kiss with her father that morning believing, on faith, that her time at school would be bookended by another kiss at the end of her day. Late that afternoon, John was taken from work to the emergency room of the hospital across the street. As much pain as I was in, trying to wrap my head and heart around my own loss, nothing will ever compare with the absolute despair of experiencing this tragedy through my daughter’s eyes. John and I had an understanding that he was going to be holding my hand for the next twelve or so years when it came to anything school-related. One week after John died, Stella started back at school.
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"Mom," she said hesitantly, "I really appreciate your feelings, but, in all honesty, how can you say you love someone you've never met?