Something really cool happened today.

Let’s start from the beginning.

It all started with a Facebook post:

Which became an essay on a site I write for:

“Most mornings I die a little when my baby rides away from me in his big yellow school bus.

It’s never easy–this letting go thing–but I would argue it’s also never as hard as it is with the youngest. I’ve done this three other times, kissed three other foreheads and straightened their shoulders and zipped their backpacks and jackets and waved goodbye, and little parts of me chipped off every time for sure. But this one hits in me in my gut and has every day since the first time in September when that big loud bus pulled around the corner and came to a stop in front of my house to pick up the littlest, not even three yet…” (Read the full story here)

A local new reporter saw the post and contacted me to ask if she could do a story.

We were more than happy to oblige.

Something Really Cool Happened Today | lizpetrone.com
Here is News Channel Nine in our front yard. No big deal.

The story aired this morning.

And even though I look like a total doofus I keep watching it over and over again and tearing up. Here is the link to the video: http://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/video-scsd-bus-aide-builds-close-ties-with-families/665998475

There is still so much good in this world, you guys. Let’s celebrate it.

2 thoughts to “Something Really Cool Happened Today: the News Story of Ms Desiree

  • Karen DeBonis

    So exciting for you, Liz! What great exposure for you. You deserve this for recognizing the wonderful bus aide. All parents hope their children are met with such love throughout their days. We all should be inspired to perform our work, no matter how lowly or minimally paid, with the dedication and compassion this woman displays.

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  • Karen DeBonis

    Oh … and you don’t look like a doofus at all!

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