My Dearest Firstie Kalieb May You Rest In Peace

Dear Kalieb,
I want you to know that Miss May loves you with all my heart and soul. Today you decided to leave us at 12:01pm to be with the good Lord. I was so devastated when Mimi texted me that today or tomorrow would be the day. When I received the last text from Mimi that you passed I just couldn't fight the tears. You and I had an instant connection when Mimi brought you in for meet the teacher last year. I was so glad that you were going to be my Firstie. I will not forget the laughs, smiles, and all the happiness we shared. I can remember some of your ups and your downs. How much you LOVED your dog Butch and how much you LOVED Mimi who took such good care of you. She made sure you had all of your needs and a lot of your wants. LOL Tonight I went and visited with Mimi and Grammy. Mrs. Pipes and Mrs. Lucas was there too. We cried and laughed as we talked about you. It was hard looking into your bedroom knowing you wouldn't be there again. I can only imagine how Mimi is feeling right now to be the one holding you as you took your last breath. I'm sure you wouldn't have wanted it any other way. I love you my little Firstie. Thank you for loving me as your teacher, your laughs, and your jokes. I will ALWAYS keep the Hypno ring you gave me. I will miss you, sweet boy. May you rest in peace. No more pain Kalieb no more pain. I LOVE YOU!

I have never in a million years would've thought that I would have experienced losing a student of mine to cancer. This is one of the hardest things I have dealt with. Kalieb was a Firstie of mine from the 2017-2018 school year. He was diagnosed with DIPG in kindergarten. He has been a warrior since day one. I'm going to miss him tremendously and so thankful that I was blessed with him.

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