As I rode behind Nathan this morning on our last bike ride before school starts I felt a little sad. I will miss our morning rides together. He doesn’t talk to me or tell me about his plans or communicate much during our bike rides or walks because of his autism, but I’ve enjoyed being with him. I guess I am sad for the summer to end and for school to begin again. I didn’t used to feel this way when my kids were younger. I couldn’t wait for them to go back to school–but now that they are older, I almost wish they didn’t have to go. Sigh! Another year–here we go!