CROSBY COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - Three months after a storm blew through the community of Cone demolishing her home, a Ralls ISD 2nd grader is reaching out to Santa for help.
"It's a total loss," Paul Hart told KCBD NewsChannel 11 after the storm. "It's done. There's no coming back from this."
The family has been living in a travel trailer since then.
"She was very particular and said she wanted a house to live in with her family," Detra Njenga, Rosemary's 2nd grade teacher, said. "She was very concerned about her family. Rosemary comes to school every day with a big smile on her face. You would never think that's what her Christmas wish is."
Njenga told KCBD she was walking around her classroom helping students with their letters to Santa when she found Rosemary's.
"I helped her write the rest of the letter and it just stayed with me for the rest of the day," Njenga said. "What kid asks for a house for Christmas? When you feel like she should be asking for toys, she's asking for something that would help her whole family out. She's not just thinking about herself."
Njenga said it's not unusual for Rosemary to think of others but she was still surprised to see the unusual request because she had never mentioned her concerns before the letter.
"That's another reason why I was like, 'Wow, that's amazing that she's coming to school each day and doing what she's supposed to do as a student and she's not letting that bother her and she's getting her job done at school,'" Njenga said. "I admire her for that because that takes a lot of strong will as a little girl to come to school each day and never say anything."
In her letter, Rosemary went on to ask Santa for 3 beds and a couch, taking care of her little sister and her mom and dad. Her teacher hopes the community can be as selfless as Rosemary during a special time of year.
"This is a time of year where you can make something good happen," Njenga said. "Just do all the good you can while you can."
The Hart family has had a GoFundMe established since the storm but hasn't received any donation.