Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sad Day and We're Going to Miss Her

It's been a good weekend, fun with family and friends.

However, it's also a very sad weekend.  We got an email from K's school today that one of her favorite teachers has lost her long battle with cancer and passed away yesterday. 

Mrs. Joan Ladowski was a wonderful woman and wife.  She was the art teacher, librarian, and school photographer at K's Catholic school.  She was the kind of woman who would be at school at 6 a.m. and not leave until 8 p.m., because she loved what she did.  She would always listen to the kids, was a great moderator, wonderful teacher, and all-around amzing woman. Check out some of the awesome art projects that she had the K-5 do  ABVM ART  This is not normal elementary art.  Everything about Joan was extraordinary, including her deep faith in God.

The letter from school told us that in her honor, there will be no school on Wednesday, because of her funeral.  They are having her visitation and wake at the church and not the funeral home, because there will be that many people there to say goodbye.  K wants to go to the funeral. I have to call Dad to see if he can come over and watch Fixit and be here when the kids get off the bus.

K is very sad, because no one can replace Mrs. Ladowski.  She's right, no one can.  I hope everyone who loved her gets some solace from the fact that she is no longer in pain and all the prayers we're offering up are helping her soul on it's journey to God.  We love you, Joan!  You will be missed.  I'm happy that you are no longer suffering and in pain.  May God watch over you and comfort your friends and family.  We know that you will be watching over the kids and taking pictures!


  1. Give K a big hug from me! Joan's family will be in my thoughts and prayers.


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