Today is the last day of school before winter break and I know that most kids, if they are like mine, are so glad to have two weeks off that they'll forget to say thank you to their teachers for the job they have done. I know that I did.
So this is my gift to all the teachers that I had or that my kids have had who have made such a difference. So to some of my best teachers: Mrs. Schirm, Mrs. Reck, Mr. Dunbridge, Mr. Bailey, Dr. Anderson, Dr. Banks, Dr. Mouw, Dr. Bradley, Dr. Muller, Dr. Dettoni, Dr. Volf and to some of my kids best: Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Garritson, Mrs. Maule, Mrs. Keim, Mrs. Powell, Mr. Page, Mr. Seech, Mrs. Waizinger, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Wiggert, Mrs. Judd, Mr. O' Rear, Miss Janis...and especially to the two teachers who taught me really early on that teaching is the best thing someone can do in life...to you Mom and Dad.
Know that you are indeed making a difference (and pardon some of the language in this piece, ok?)