There are certain people in our community who are my unsung heroes.
- Sunday school teachers
In every church, there are Sunday school teachers who love kids and teaching. They do it week after week. They use their time, talent and treasure for the benefits of children and for the love of the Lord. My kids’ Sunday school teachers at Spirit of Life Bible Church in Woodbury are just wonderful.
- Teachers and parent volunteers at schools
This year, my 6th grade son is involved in a few after school programs offered at Lake Middle School. And my daughter at Middleton Elementary School will soon start the after school program Destination Imagination. These programs are organized and coached by teachers and parent volunteers. Without their help, these enrichment programs won’t be available.
In every school, many programs are run by PTA and parent volunteers. Their effort and involvement have made our schools better.
- Coaches for athletic programs
This year, for the first time, my kids are participating in team sports. Both my son and daughter are enrolled in the in-house basketball programs with ERAA (East Ridge Athletic Association)
All athletic programs, whether by ERAA or WAA (Woodbury Athletic Association), are run by parent volunteers as coaches. Yes, they do it mostly for the benefit of their own kids, but they also benefit kids in the community at large. I have witnessed their commitment and hard work. Without their volunteer work, these athletic programs probably won’t be available for many kids.
I always feel thankful for these people. They have enriched the lives of children in our communty. They are my unsung heroes. During this Thanksgiving week, I really want to express my gratitude and thank them all for what they do.