You know what? I can't wait for this year to pass by. And fast.
So many people died this year.
From natural calamities, vehicle accidents, and incurable sicknesses.
Just early this morning, I learned that my Algebra/Calculus teacher resigned. A week ago.
Yet she still went to our class yesterday and taught us as she normally would. She never said she resigned. No one knew.
Then I learned during recess that she had a sickness. And is dying
She never told anyone. Not even her advisory class.
They only found out because one of the students learned of it from another source. She never planned to tell it to them. And when asked by her section why she didn't tell them and went on like usual, she explained that the only reason she kept on attending class was because she loved them, loved her section all too much.
And that made me guilty. Because yesterday, I was mostly inattentive and kept on talking to my bestfriend. Never did I know that was going to be the last lesson I was going to have with her.
I'm not going to miss her because she gave me good grades. I'm going to miss her because she was so nice to me, attending to my stupidest questions no other teacher would bother to answer. The previous year, I felt like I would never learn to love Math, that I would always fail, but the way she taught us, her enthusiasm and patience, her belief in me--they proved me all wrong.
Two teachers from our school already died this year alone, and I don't want her to add to that list.
Ms. Depayso, don't you ever leave us, okay? You can do it! Your advisory class will be waiting for you at their graduation. They will all go up that stage. You will be proud of them. You will be there to see it all.
Also, to sylviaunited
, although I have never known you, I wish you rest in peace, and your family and all your loved ones left behind happiness. Your life is a life well-lived. I sincerely hope that NEWS would somehow get to know you, your optimism and dedication to them. With the wonderful friends you have, I think it's not far from possible. You will not be forgotten.