A Touching Moment at a High School

As I dropped my son off at high school the other day, I pulled up behind a very sleek sports car. Two big football looking boys climbed out. The dad, who also looked like a football player, hopped out of the driver’s seat to open up the trunk so the boys could retrieve their Goliath-sized backpacks.

The dad reached into the trunk and handed a backpack to one son. The son took the backpack, then leaned over and gave his dad a kiss on the cheek to say goodbye. Same ritual with the other son.

Right in front of zillions of teenagers! At the most public part of a schoolyard!

It was touching to observe. Clearly, a very natural part of family life for this gigantic, football playing family.

I smiled as I drove away. There are lots of good families out there, raising good kids.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Leticia says:

    I love moments like this. Witnessing acts of kindness are so uplifting. Hi Suzanne, I’m a neighbor and I am looking forward to reading your book very soon.

    Cheers, Leticia
    2837 Miranda Avenue

    (sorry if I sent this twice)