What to do with pain

3 min readOct 12, 2022
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I took my daughter to the ER today. The ambulance came and I rode with her to the hospital. I watched as they moved her in a chair towards the stretcher, her head forward, hanging loosely. Her body limp and heavy. I had this thought. This is traumatic. And that moment was suspended over me like an umbrella — my daughter is not okay. I am not okay. And what do I do with that?


I am an assistant principal at a small middle school. I care deeply about people and I like to find solutions if I can. Life is hard. Let's be kind