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

Adrian H. Wood, PhD

Proud Brother

Proud Brother

Sunday, December 11, 2016 Adrian Wood Comments (2)

Whoever said pride comes before a fall, didn't watch my oldest carry my youngest off his very first school bus ride. I'd like to say it was just for fun, but it wasn't, even though it actually was. Amos is officially the youngest student at White Oak Elementary and to see those smiles melted my fears.

I wasn't fearful over Amos riding the bus or staying seated as the bus has a five point harness just for wriggly little people like him. He is our special needs three year old though, so for us, it has been a big deal. This going to school and that all normally goes with it is vastly different this time and I long for familiarity.

Normalcy. That gap continues to widen between our families and those around us, as well as Amos and his peers. It is nice to have something just typical and for us, it is having our three year old ride the same big old yellow school bus with his brothers and sister. To walk home and listen to them bicker about whose turn it would be to sit by him next time, made me happy and content. Amos was Amos and he was loved, that I was sure of, and perhaps by a big brother even more than myself.

Newsletter Signup commented on 14-Dec-2016 09:40 AM
Thomas seems to be a special and loving brother that is growing up fast to help with the situation. You have done a wonderful job with all of your children and are an inspiration. I have not had normalcy for years. Try not to worry about a gap. I guess in one way or the other we all live day to day. Believe that things will fall into place.

Merry Christmas to you and all of your family.
Anonymous commented on 20-Dec-2016 03:11 PM
How special that each of these wonderful children give and receive compassion and love as easily as taking a breath! Their lives will be touched by such gifts! Love, Moi

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