Last week, I got stuck in major traffic due to an accident on 565. As soon as I turned off of I-65 and exited for 565, I was at a dead stop. Not being from here, I don't know the back ways and tricks of getting around so I was stuck. It took me two hours to get to work that morning, and I had even left 15 minutes early, but somehow I think I really needed that quiet time to reflect on things. I realized that I have been going like the energizer bunny for several months. By the time the traffic let up, I was so excited to be arriving and school and getting to see the sweet faces of my students. They sure know how to brighten even the darkest of days.
Thanksgiving will be different for me this year. I will split the holidays between my new life here in Alabama and my home town in Mississippi with all of my family. Thankfully, I get to share the holidays with my sweet students and new found friends here in Alabama, too. I am really so lucky and have so much to be thankful for this year.