Yesterday night I had a phone call from a colleague. She had heard through FB that the father of a family at our school had died. I have one of the children, she has the other, and he is AC's very good friend. At one point she said "I can only imagine what she is going through - but you'd know better than most.". She wanted to let me know so I could get my head around it and then it wouldn't be some massive shock in the staffroom today.
But I can only imagine what it is like. I don't know for sure what she feels. Nobody knows how you feel and the most annoying thing is "you must be feeling x y z" no I don't have to must feel anything.
Anyway, please pray. She has three boys, the oldest is in my room, the youngest hasn't even started school yet. Those poor boys. And pray for AC, that he can be strong for his friend.