As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I’d like to take a moment to give thanks for what I have.
First and foremost, I am thankful for my wife who has stuck with me for just over 16 years now (with more to come). I am grateful for her willingness to take care of me and our family without much fanfare or recognition. I would not be able to do what I do or accomplish what I have done if not for her steadfastness and ability to be a great stay-at-home mom.
I am thankful for my boys who, though at times push me to my limits, are still all around great kids who are very intelligent and full of the wonder a nine and six year-old can have.
I am thankful for my parents. They have provided the foundation for the man, husband and father I have become.
Along those lines, I am thankful for my grandparents. Even though they have all passed away, they provided for my parents for many years and provided me with such wisdom and knowledge.
I am thankful for my health and job and the prosperity that has come from both.
I am thankful for Scouting and all that it has done for me and what it is doing for my oldest and what it will do for my youngest.
Finally, I am thankful to be able to live in a country where I have the freedom to be able to give thanks for what I have.