Tales of an Educated Debutante

The future is far away and scary but today is lovely, wonderful and full of laughter.

I choose to live with acceptance and hope, humor and tears, and thankfulness for God's grace.

Who knew it could shield a mother from despair and offer delight?

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Adrian H. Wood
Hello there! I'm Adrian H. Wood, PhD. I was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina. I grew up in Rocky Mount and was raised Presbyterian, though at 41 I was confirmed as an Episcopalian in our small town church in Edenton, NC, St. Paul's Episcopal Church. My childhood was quite blissful. My brother had an idyllic childhood until cancer struck and within a year I was an only child. On my resumé, you will find preschool teacher, nanny, children's ski instructor, early interventionist, college professor, early childhood researcher, wife and full time mama. I have been married to my husband Thomas, who grew up in Raleigh, for nearly twenty years. We have three sons and a daughter; our oldest is seventeen and our youngest is ten - his name is Amos. He is the subject of much of my writing as we learn to embrace the extra special need status that has blessed our family. I began writing in 2016 after a twenty year hiatus. I try to offer personal glimpses of my life where satire meets truth, faith meets irony, despair meets joy all while this educated debutante escapes the laundry and finds true meaning in graceful transparency.
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