Tuesday, March 04, 2008

What sustains us

It's the little things, isn't it? In the face of the madness and the noise and the confusion, it is always the little things that sustain us most.

It is for me, anyway. And, I suspect, it is for Bud.

The evidence?

As I sat at my desk at work today, an e-mail popped up - from Bud, from school. A first.

Hi mom

i am with miss brown. i going to get pretzels love bud

A pretzel reward. An upbeat e-mail.

The little things.

Sustenance.

23 comments:

Niksmom said...

What a wonderful surprise in your day! Beautiful. :-)

kristenspina said...

Very cool. I wish my guy could email me from school.

kristina said...

Wow, that would keep me going all day. I get those not from Charlie himself but from his teacher---means so much.

Robin said...

That must have made your heart sing. What a wonderful gift to receive.

Jordan said...

That IS wonderful!

Anonymous said...

That is just awesome.

karen in ca

dmdm said...

Cheers Bud!!

Daisy said...

When Amigo attended the state school for the blind, he had an email account there. It was our sanity -- and his, too, I suspect.

Club 166 said...

Very cool.

Joe

Joeymom said...

Mmmmm... pretzels.

VTBudFan said...

We have a snow day today (ice, actually). I think we might have to make pretzels in Bud's honor.

:)

Anonymous said...

May it be the first of many emails to come!

Drama Mama said...

Yeah. Pretzels.

I love that a few measly pretzels provided sustenance for both Bud and YOU.

xo

gretchen said...

Good news, good news. Glad to read both these posts at once. May the pretzels always follow the rain, so to speak.

XOXO to you both.

kristi said...

Awesome! TC's teacher e-mailed me the other day and told me he came into her class and wrote his name spontaneously! This has never happened!!

mommy~dearest said...

What a beautiful piece of sunshine to your day!

kyra said...

yay! yay for pretzel breaks.

those little things are often the huge things, yes?

Bannie said...

Yah for Bud! And snaps to his teacher for thinking outside the box and seeking a solution to his sadness over missing mom. Hope more creative thinking and little moments are coming your way!

Sustenance Scout said...

So happy to read this. Sustenance, pure and simple, and the best kind. K.

FXSmom said...

what a beautiful little surprise!

David said...

:-)

Anonymous said...

What a precious gift. Good job Bud!
Julie

Nicki Mann said...

Thats cool! A speaker I once saw as part of a conference when I worked in a special ed school said something I'll remember forever: For kids with special needs, school can be so hard, they should be able to know that two or three wonderful things will happen at school each day, no matter what... and even a pretzel is a wonderful thing to a kid!