There are so many things to be grateful for, but one of the many gifts I received this year is to be on our church's Youth Mexico Outreach Team. Yes, that means McKenzie is a freshman in high school! I can't believe it! It is a joy to join in on the fundraising and team meetings and see how God is using this outreach to bless McKenzie with new friends and developing leadership skills -- that girl is beauty in motion!
Another, most amazing Gift has been to go through a great season of Football with T.Michael. This fall there were some intense character development moments as T faithfully worked at every practice and game! I admire his commitment to get good grades at school while working hard for his team -- he's a good sport too, he's good at lending a hand to help a tackled opponent back up...right after ruthlessly plowing them down!