School Bus Communiqué

My thirteen-year-old nephew Peyton, who's spent the bulk of his young life in a town just outside of Dallas, has taken to texting me on his bus rides home from school as of late. A true and sincere tender-heart who's well-known amongst the members of our family for his, um, unique way with the English language ("Wait your turn, Cole! Patience makes perfect!"), Peyton's text messages are rapidly becoming one of the best parts of my day.