"You don't know where you are going, if you don't know where you came from, and how you got to where you are!" JB 3:16, 9/99

Special Award from my Special Students


I came home one afternoon to a surprise - 7 of my students and parents were there to greet me (I had been out shopping) and had a surprise for me...
- the statuette is BEAUTIFUL!  But look closely...


...the words of their true feelings stand taller than the statuette -
I cried when I read it (really I did!)- and it means the world to me...

From the first day of class,
SAFETY, RESPECT, TEAMWORK
were goals for the class - little did I know
that success came greater than I ever realized it could.

THIS is a true case of the students who cared...
for the purpose in emergency service...
for their team...
and for the true meaning of friendship and family...

A true success story...

THANK YOU!!! 

THANK YOU!!! 

THANK YOU!!! 

THANK YOU!!! 

THANK YOU!!! 

THANK YOU!!! 

THANK YOU!!! 

THANK YOU!!! 


Craig, Lano, Brian,Tasha, Tierney, Anthony, George, Justin, and Ed
You are true Firefighters - and my heroes...the "Magnificent 7 + 2 "
It is a proud moment every time I see you - the charter class - FF/EMT Class of 2007!
And yet another wonderful surprise - following graduation ceremonies, the students came by my house to make sure that I signed their diplomas (the school had just typed in my name!) -
As one of the "Magnificent 7 + 2" said:
"It isn't worth    *$%&   if the Chief doesn't sign it!"
So after a signing exercise, they went out to be together and celebrate -
AND
 later that week, at the class pool party, they presented me with ANOTHER surprise - this picture I took the first day when they started the 2-minute warrior gearing session...as they became to be the true heroes kids and adults look up and admire ! 


THIS is what it is all about - and what this program has done...  :) 

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Keydren0000-00-00
Way to go on this essay, heelpd a ton.