Wow what a whirlwind year it
has been for me. I am sure that many of you feel the same way. Working and being a mom to three little ones makes the
days whip right on by. I am so very thankful for a loving family and for a
career where every day my goal is to help others.
I am thankful this year for
so many things, but wanted to share the top 5 things I am thankful for.
1.  I am thankful for my loving family. I have three
little ones and seeing them grow everyday has been such a blessing and joy. One
highlight was taking them to the beach this summer on an airplane. It was quite
the experience. Stressful for us but something they still talk about often,
even after the sun has faded away. Going to every soccer game, basketball game
and gymnastics class is a joy!
2.  I am thankful for the opportunity to live close to
family and see them often. We lived for 3 years in Austin, Texas. While that
was a wonderful experience and I made many friends while being there, I missed
being close to my family. Watching my kids bond with my parents, brothers,
sister, nieces, nephew and other family has been so wonderful!
3.  I am thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with
other professionals, some from very far away. I have been working with groups
of speech language pathologists here in the United States and some in countries
far from Ohio. Being able to talk with and discuss effective communication
services for students with autism has been very rewarding. We all want to help
our students become more independent communicators and I feel lucky to have the
opportunity to help in this way. Learn more about these services here.
4.  I am thankful for the journey I have been on with
creating the action builder cards. Having an idea that would help other
professionals provide systematic language instruction with ease has been a
dream of mine for the past year. Sticking with the process and developing this
product has been a dream come true! I have learned so much in the process. Thinking
of that first promo video I made and the first samples I created makes me
cringe!! I have come a long way in a year- but know that I have much more to
learn. Knowing that other professionals are using this product to help their
students is beyond words!! Learn more about the cards here.
5.   I am thankful
for the support of my husband. For he knows a lot more about webinars, product
development, blogs, Facebook live and TPT then he ever really wanted to learn!!
I love sharing what is going on in my therapy room with all of you.
Collaboration is key to life long learning! Thanks so much for being on this
journey with me. You are appreciated!!

What are you thankful for
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