It was brought to my attention, (Thanks Ranchhand!), that my next post would be my 10,000 post. I wanted to make it a good one. So this is how I am using my 10,000 post! Thank you! Thank You! To all of BYC Thank you! You have been there for me for the past 2.5 years, emotionally, psychologically, physically; in all ways, you have been there. You have seen me grow and you have helped me with that process in so many ways. You've prayed for me, you've supported my students and me so many times and in so many ways. This community has grown by leaps and bounds in the time I've belonged to it. I've seen many names come and go, some went willingly, some went mad, some just faded away, and some went through the decision of the Administrative Board. But through it all a main core group of wonderful, helpful, fantastic people have remained. I've met some of you in person, I've spoken with some on the phone, I've sent many text messages back and forth with several of you. I've emailed, I've PM'd, I've joined you on Facebook, and on MySpace. I have included you in my life as you watched my son go from a sophomore in high school, to Army Basic, to high school graduation and now onto his own life. You held me and supported me while I cried over him, while I worried over him, while I was so angry at him I just couldn't contain it. You supported me as my dearest nephew joined the Navy and left home, you adopted him for me at holidays and made sure he was not alone. You prayed for my mother and held me up too when she had a heart attack last year. You have read numerous stories of the antics of my chickens and ducks, you laughed at my fainting Blue Roo, you worried about my big Nugget when he defended my home and was injured and then you grieved for my big red rooster Nugget when he passed away. You have read of the stories of my classrooms through these years, the things that have happened, the loss of their family members to the violence in Juarez, MX. My dearest friends you have cried, laughed, smiled, and sometimes not known exactly what to say or do but you hugged me anyway and you were there for me. I want my 10,000 post to say I love you. I want it to say I value you. I want it to say how special you have become to me. Most of all, I want it to let you know just how special you all are and to know that you should value and appreciate yourselves, and never, NEVER, sell yourself short in any way, shape, or form. Thank you for being there for these 10,000 posts,, I hope I see you in another 10,000!