It’s the day before Thanksgiving and I sit here and reflect on how every year I always have so much to be thankful for, but this year, I am extra thankful. After not having been home for Thanksgiving to be with my family for the holiday in a few years due to my college basketball schedule, this year, my family came to Ireland!
When I left back in August, Thanksgiving felt like a long time away. But now, looking back, the time has flown and I cannot believe in a few more short weeks, I will already be heading home for Christmas.
As we head into this holiday season, we are also wrapping up our Honor Roll program. Over the past 10 weeks, we have spent a lot of time over at Tyndall College getting to know some of the students. Although some weeks they challenged us more than others, today, as we celebrated everything we have done with them, we went over all the topic and I was surprised by how much they retained. But I guess having “The Americans” talking to you and spending time getting to know you can be sort of fun!
So this Thanksgiving, I am extra thankful to have had the opportunity to meet and hopefully have an impact on these students… because they surely have had an impact on me!