Things To Be Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you all have a blessed and wonderful day.  We have a lot to be thankful for in this country.  Recent weeks have given us a lot to chew on, but I’m grateful we live in a country where we still have the freedom of speech to debate our points.  There are so many people I am thankful for this year, but I don’t have time to list them all.  I’m pretty sure you know who you are.  The coming months are going to be filled with transition.  I pray it all comes out well in the end, but I have a feeling we will be fighting many of the same battles in the future.

I look forward to the upcoming rebellion.  When the people rise up and take back control.  It is no longer a question of if we do it.  It is only a question of when.  But today, put that all aside.  Don’t discuss politics at dinner.  Cherish the ones you are with and be grateful for the time together, no matter your differences.  Pray for those who can’t be with us today, whether they have departed or have medical issues that prevent them being with family.  Tell your kids you love them and give them a big hug even if they think that’s gross.  Help out and help others.  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

What I’m Truly Thankful For On This Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers of Exceptional Delaware.  It’s been a crazy year, and we all know what the issues are.  But today, I want to give thanks for what we do have and some of the accomplishments brought forth by others this year.

Thank you to State Rep. John Kowalko and Senator Dave Lawson for listening to parents of Delaware and introducing House Bill 50!

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Thank you to John Young for his passion and words of wisdom!

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Thank you to the victories! Like when House Bill 50 cleared the House by a 36-3 margin!

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Thank you to State Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf for letting my son Jacob play with your gavel!

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Thank you to Delaware Governor Jack Markell for signing House Concurrent Resolution #36 recognizing “Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month” in Delaware!

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Thank you to beautiful summer days and the beach!

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Thank you to the Progressive Democrats of Delaware for an honor!

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Thank you to the friends I’ve made along the way during my sojourn into Delaware education!

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Thank you to the world for reading my crazy blog!

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Thank you the legislators and stakeholders who fight for our kids and schools!

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Thank you to my dog Bella who helped take care of me after my hernia operation!

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Thank you to my son Jacob who is the inspiration for all I do!  He is becoming an amazing young man who, despite everything, has a heart of gold!  As well, thank you to my awesome wife who puts up with more than anyone I know!

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Thank you once again, to all my readers and those who are allies and enemies, and those in-between!  We will prevail, somehow, someway!