HOUSTON The boy reached up to hug his mom. He didn't know why, but Mom was crying. He had seen Mom cry before.
"He's always been very sensitive," Sara Wood said. "When I start crying, he automatically . . . for Mommy."
Sara's husband, Scott, was a Marine. Five years ago, they had a son, Landon. Three months ago, they celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary. Four weeks ago, Scott died as a result of injuries sustained in combat in Iraq. He was 35. Since then, Sara and Landon tuck themselves into the same bed. They live in a single room in her parents' house.
Scott loved football. When he was laid into his casket, underneath his military dress blues was his Andre Johnson jersey, a different kind of dress blue. He would have been wearing it Sunday, when the Texans lost to the Carolina Panthers at Reliant Stadium. He would have loved to have seen the Texans last week, when they finally made the playoffs. So when Sara was contacted about coming to the game Sunday, it made perfect...