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Tales Of An Educated Debutante

on life, loss and the joy that rules the day.


 
 
 
 
 




 
The future is far away and scary, but today is lovely.

Adrian H. Wood, PhD


No One Knew

Monday, February 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
No One Knew

As a mother of a child with special needs, I struggle for a balance between wishing and accepting, concern and overwhelming consumption, hope and an acknowledgement of our reality. I think these things can live simultaneously in my mind, but my heart argues and my soul struggles to choose the winner. Of course the winner is what I want. And we all know how stories often have a predictable ending that is not to our liking. Because of this fear, I edge on the side of safety often ..

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To The Manager At Great Wolf Lodge

Monday, February 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
To The Manager At Great Wolf Lodge

Thank you. Thank you for taking the time to approach as I explained to the head lifeguard some concerning instances that I had noticed over our two day stay. I recognize that you could have turned the other way and acted as if you had not overheard my complaints; I had not taken note of your presence and you could have easily slipped away into the throng of busy and damp happy families. But you didn't. You heard, turned your head and bridged the gap between us. I so appreciate being ..

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To The Grocery Checker

Monday, February 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
To The Grocery Checker

The checker at Food Lion judged first with her expression and then with harmful words I never get used to. “Is he spoiled?” she asked, not once but three times, as I couldn’t hear her over the hysterical crying of my son, Amos, strapped in the baby seat of the cart, slightly damp from the late afternoon rain. He had reportedly not napped at our nanny share arrangement, and it was late afternoon on a cold rainy Friday, and darn it, he (like me) did not want to go to the grocery  ..

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An Unlikely Friendship

Sunday, January 31, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
An Unlikely Friendship

I saw him from my vista at the top of the escalator. Clutching Blair's hand and balancing a stroller minus Amos who was wriggling in my arms. As we approached the baggage claim area, I noticed several men with carts and the first approached me and I kindly said no thank you. After all, I had the three bigger kids who liked to help haul luggage off the moving carousel. We were in no hurry as Thomas had gone to get the car, and Raleigh is not the type of place one has to micromanage b ..

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To Tease Or Not To Tease

Friday, January 15, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
To Tease Or Not To Tease

The poor nurse. Mother of 7 children. The target of a practical joke by one of her sons and I think we all felt a jolt of sadness for her and revenge for that ill thinking child, a son nonetheless. I had seen the headlines in my newsfeed throughout the day yesterday and heard David Muir congratulate this hard working single mother of an over abundance of children with this well-deserved windfall. Nope, all a sham. Now just for a minute let us give the son the benefit of the dou ..

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Thank You

Saturday, January 02, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Thank You

This year, I took a grand leap and it has been the kindest thing I have ever gifted myself. Thank you. This year, I realized that the walls were closing in and I could tread water no longer and so, I gambled and rose to the surface though I was so scared of what I may find. Thank you. This year, I spilled my guts for all the world to see and for the most part, its' eyes welcomed my bittersweet truth. Thank you. This year, I fetched the part of my soul that longs for t ..

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My Pick A Path Life

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
My Pick A Path Life

Don't we wish, don't we all wish sometimes that life could be predictable, planned and just follow the path we created or chose? What would that even be like? Life certainly would be easier if we got what we wanted, right? I'm not sure. I do think in the shallowness of my soul that if my life could emulate an old school "pick a path" book, things would surely be much better. Simple even. How I loved my "pick a path" books! Obviously not for the choosing portion as that is alrea ..

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Dear Mr. President

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President, I wish you had been here this morning when my oldest son cried because his sister got the cinnamon roll he wanted. I wish you could have heard him yell at his younger brother to get his own milk. I wish you could have seen his pure joy just minutes before when I whispered I had made cinnamon rolls just for him, his excitement and loving touch when he gathered his two year old brother into his arms and made sure to get the blankie that follows us everywhere.  ..

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I Won The Powerball

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
I Won The Powerball

I won the Powerball. No I did not actually and I will not as I am too vain to buy a lottery ticket. After years of poo-pooing the lottery system and a liberal education that brainwashed me into thinking the people who buy lottery tickets are the very same people who should be saving their money. Our children do not yet have tidy college cushions, they each have an account, though with about enough to cover one semester, maybe two at a state institution and 90% was given as birthda ..

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He Still Cannot Talk

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
He Still Cannot Talk

He still can not talk. Wow. Talk about a flag that I need to go ahead and raise or rather, throw out my car window while speeding along the lonely highway 17 in eastern North Carolina. As soon as I think I am doing pretty well, I take another hit. Not from anyone in particular, mind you, but my own psyche that loves to play tricks on me and the devil who believes he is the ultimate mastermind and just uses the same old tricks which have been found to be effective for each of us ac ..

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