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September 13, 2013

posted Sep 13, 2013, 11:32 AM by jmarcotte@sau4.org

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thursday was a challenging day for me at school because I am afraid of thunderstorms.  Once I start to hear the thunder and see the flashes of lightening, I am ready to seek my bed and pull up the covers!  However, when I am at school and the principal, I must work through my fears.  

I don’t recall what made me have this fear.  It might have been the summer when Saco   River Campground flooded and we had to evacuate, pulling our trailers out within a few hours.  Or it might have been the time that my dad and I got stuck on 293 in a huge thunderstorm.  That evening, when I was about ten, I remember pulling over on the side of the highway and my dad was giving me a “play-by-play” of the amazing colors within the lightening and it felt like the thunder was sitting in the backseat of the car!

So on these days, I must put on my brave face because I have students that stop me in the hall and talk to me at lunch to share their own worries about the storms.  I try to reassure them that we are fine in the building and everything will be OK.  But deep down inside, I feel exactly the same! 

I am hoping for the sun to come out soon!

Have a great weekend!