My friend Kandice is going to be a mommy. She and I both went to Meredith, at the same time, but did not know each other until she started teaching civics at the high school where I work now. She was a floater and her office was right next to my classroom so we got to know each other very well. She is one of the best teachers I know and one of the strongest women I have ever met. Her sweet husband Sean was deployed last year and she just so impressed me with her strength. Marshall went to California for 3 weeks during the same time Sean was gone and while I was a weepy mess she not only listened to my weepies, but also didn’t punch me in the face when I complained about him being gone for such a short time when her husband was gone for months. I had an ESL student that had her for civics so we worked closely together that semester and she will be one of the people I will miss the absolute most. I am so excited for her and Sean, little baby Avery is so lucky to have them as parents. If she is anything like them she will be one sweet, smart and hilarious little girl. Can’t wait to meet her!