Ronan Loftus: Senior memory

Ronan Loftus

During my four years at Carroll I have grown and learned as a person.  My teachers elevated me to become a better person and student in my everyday life.  Six months ago I would never have thought that my senior memory at Carroll would be the loss of my best friend Luke.

It is still so painful and raw to put into words how much I miss him every day.  Luke and I were friends from the third grade and I am thankful that I got to spend three more years of high school  seeing  Luke every day at Carroll.  He brought so much joy to all of his classmates with his loud, funny, tell-you-how-it-is attitude.  Luke was the life of the party and lived his life to the fullest every day.  This brings me comfort.  Being Luke, he left nothing undone or unsaid!  

 I cannot  imagine having to deal  with the loss of Luke at any other school than Carroll. The outpouring of love and support we seniors received from the Carroll community helped us cope.     

 I am grateful that at Carroll I had the opportunity to continue to grow my faith. The Kairos experience helped me to heal.  It will be so sad and weird not graduating with Luke but I know he will be there with us.  I also believe because of my faith that I will see Luke again in heaven.  I better do good  things with the rest of my life because if I don’t he will be the first one to call me out when we meet again.