Today at the end of our staff meeting, we were asked to thank someone anonymously.  We wrote a short note and then their name on it to be delivered tomorrow… I wanted to thank this person publicly… without naming him…

Our social worker is a big, almost giant guy.  He looks like an NFL player… probably because he really does play football on some local teams.  Thing is, under all that muscle is a giant heart.  This year, I’ve had a few kids who have really needed help – some even in crisis and always, ALWAYS he’s been right there, willing to help, wanting to do whatever he can to get those children and families the assistance they need.

As a kindergarten teacher, my day is full of hugs and thanks from my students, but as a social worker, I wonder sometimes if he gets the respect and accolades he deserves… so as I told him in the note… and right here – you rock!  I’m friends with him and his wife and I’ll make sure she lets him know.