This time of year causes many of us to reflect on the things we are thankful for. I am certainly no different. There are so many things for me to be thankful for.

First and foremost I am thankful that I am a Christian and have the blessing of forgiveness of sins. God has blessed myself and my family in so many ways. I am truly thankful for that as well as many other things in my life.

I am so thankful to be a father and husband to two wonderful children and a beautiful wife of 31 years. Together we raised two amazing kids, one of whom has followed in my footsteps and became a teacher. They have grown into great adults who have married two amazing people and we are blessed to have two beautiful granddaughters and counting hopefully. The people I just mentioned are an incredible support system in my life. I can’t tell you how thankful I am for everyone of them!

I am so fortunate and thankful to be an educator and impact young lives, I hope in a positive way! Each day I get to wake up and spend my day with teenagers. Some would think that is crazy! I love kids and they need positive influence more than ever. Kids are wonderful and they need guidance. I am so thankful I’m in the position to be an influence. That thankfulness goes both ways though. I’m very thankful for of the influence they have on me as well. Kids are great to be around and I love their creativity and their thirst to knowledge. They definitely help keep me young.

The same place I get to go every day to be with the wonderful kids I spoke of is an incredible staff who share the same passion I do for impacting young people. It is an honor to work with them. I am not from Western Yell County but have treated as I am. It’s an amazing place with amazing people.

Last but not least I’m thankful for a PLN I am privileged to be a part of and am impacted by them daily.

These are many of the things I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for?

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