Besides all that good (and important) stuff, I treasure the times I get to take him to and from school. It's one of those snapshots you could take of my day that would sum up my life. Getting Nathan ready (though most mornings it's crazy, despite my best efforts! I hate you One-Glove-Disease!) and being able to drive him to school where I can hug and kiss him as he gets out of the car is a cherished part of my routine. When I pick him up after school, I usually have the option of showing up a little early and watching the kids play on the playground at their last recess. I take a book and a cup of tea and I have a few quiet moments to myself to read. I catch Nathan as the excitement of the day starts to settle down. I ask questions about his day and it's all still fresh in his mind. I get to laugh with him over his highs and hug away his lows. I've met other parents (including my very own Nikki) and gotten to know the teachers and the staff. I get to see and interact with his friends (many of whom will run over and hug me) and I just get to be plugged in. It truly is a wonderful and blessed life.
**I have no idea if this kind of thing goes on in Nebraska, but I assume it happens everywhere.
-Mildred B. Vermont