All I aim to do here is to express my absolute gratitude for kindness, in particular for those who have been kind to me. As people learn of my plans for next year, so many people- students, parents of students, teachers, friends, family- have expressed interest in what I'm doing. They have asked questions, offered prayers, and wished me luck. They have asked me to keep in touch and through my blog, I hope to do so.
What is most humbling is that some have told me I'm doing God's work. Wow. Doing God's work. I don't know if I'm doing God's work or not. I hope I am. Actually I hope all of us are. We all have ways we can and do contribute to this world. So perhaps I should remind those people that they are also doing God's work in their own way...
When I think about what lies ahead, I know that were it not for all the people who have and continue to encourage me, I would not be who I am or where I am. So since you are likely one of the people I make reference to above, thank you.
Thank you. Thank you. (I like to repeat important phrases, so let me go for one more.) Thank you.