He showed up early surprising us all one balmy July evening. Hello D. D for dear, delightful nephew. This little guy is daily changing the way I think about the classroom. Haven't seen my sweet nephew since right after he was born. That was difficult. The last few months have been difficult. This week I'm giving thanks for snuggle time with the little guy. I'm giving thanks for his health and being. Giving thanks for the kids I'll see on Tuesday who have come so far already. Giving thanks for the realization that there is so much more to learn and teach and be. Thankful the year is young.