(Editor’s Note: Following are thoughts shared by Guenn Adare. She writes about life’s journey of joy and sorrow, of fulfillmentÂ and loss, of gaining wisdom out of loss and pain, of healing and transcendingÂ our suffering, andÂ of being of service to humanity and to one’s GodÂ â€” unrequitedÂ agape love for all and everything.)
How nice, here I am in the library, and my bus student, Gabrielle, 4th grade, came up from behind and gave me a hug.Â Aaron, another bus student from last year, also called my attention to say hi to me.Â Just the kind of connections I love from my bus students.
I decorated my bus for Christmas before driving the run this morning.Â The Scotch Tape didn’t hold the garland up in a couple of places, and so I passed the scotch tape back to the kids while I was driving, when I saw Shyrome and the othersÂ trying to fix it.Â I was happy to see that they were trying to fix it without me asking them — that meant that they were enjoying the decoration, which means they are sharing the mood I want to create in my schoolbus.Â That is the reward I was hoping to achieve.
Remember, I became a school bus driver because I love kids.