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Do you have reasons?

Do you have reasons?

So Thanksgiving is over, but this year has changed my life. I do not take a single day for granted. Do you still need to be reminded to be thankful? Here are a couple.

These are mine reasons I am thankful every day.

Thanksgiving Boys


Thanksgiving girls.


Today is #GivingTuesday. It's a day that communities across the nation are coming together to make the world a better place.

If you are looking for a place to give back, the Ronald McDonald House has been a saving grace for us since Lucy was born. The chapter is Springfield has rooms for families inside Mercy Hospital. That is where I laid my head for the 10 days Lucy made NICU our home. We were only charged $7 per night. There is also a living space inside St. Louis Children's Hospital with washers, dryers, a kitchen and so much more. We were never charged anything for the use of that space.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Of The Ozarks: http://www.rmhcozarks.org/

Ronald McDonald House Charities St. Louis: https://www.rmhcstl.com/

I feel very fortunate that my job is to continue to help other people through higher education at Missouri State University-West Plains. This is a service my community greatly needs. If you would like to give back, please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

The waiting...

A "need" for Christmas