Friday, June 11, 2010


Little Sammer,

Today is your last day of school! I can't believe it! And something occurred to me today, for the first time. Yesterday Alice told me that she may not be driving you next year. She got all teary-eyed talking about how hard it is for her each year -- when she loses her kids to other bus drivers. What?! I told her she can't go. You like her too much. I like her too much.

And today, as you left on the bus, it occurred to me that I may have to change bus drivers every year! Really, I know this is harder for me than it is for you...but that just breaks my heart. I love Alice -- so does Callie (even though she looks less than thrilled in this picture). Alice was your first bus driver. She's always smiling and laughing and she has the kindest most gentle tone in her voice. I love that woman. The first day she drove you away, I cried...but Alice makes it all better. She reassured me that you were happy and even have a boyfriend now -- little Harrison. (I saw him with his arm around you the other day...don't try to play it off like it's nothing.)

Oh Sammy, we'll have to adjust year after year, but we'll be ok. At least Alice started us off real well.

I love you baby. Have a great day on your LAST day of school!



  1. ok, I've now decided what I want to do when I "grow up" (aka need something to do when the kids go to school). I want to be a special ed bus driver!!!

  2. What a sweet picture. :) My Peanut has had the same bus driver in the mornings since she started school 4 years ago. I used to babysit the bus driver's kids, and she lives on our street! If she ever has to give up this route, I will be so sad. In the afternoons she hasn't a different bus driver, also nice ... but Robin in the mornings is the best.

    We sure do get attached to the people who love and help our kiddos, don't we!

  3. Yes Marseille -- be a special ed bus driver! Great way to fill your time!:) You will grow so attached to these special little guys. And they (and the parents) will adore have the perfect personality for that -- the tenderness, love, compassion...the gentle voice, the smiles and laughs. Just perfect.



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