I hope this is an appropriate place for this..... Reading all the love for Ellen_A after her death made me think about how many people I appreciate - but only know here on A to Z. It might have seemed silly to think I "know" any of you before the accident, but now it seems much more reasonable. I'd like to offer some Appreciation, especially the heartfelt emotional kind. These are not All the People I Appreciate. I'll add more with time. If you want to add yours, please do.... Ellen_A, you wrote to me about twins and shared your first hand experience which helped me tremendously with my twins. Thank you. MamaRuthie, you did as much for me with my twins, and I thank you. I'll never know what it's like to be a twin, but You do and you shared with me. MissFrizzle, you always reply to my posts, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate your warm words. Really, it mists me up to think of it, seriously. TeacherGroupie, you once said you knew I'd do fine on the CSET. Your status here at AtoZ as a teacher mentor gave that serious weight. I felt gratitude that you had confidence in me. I hope I have not offended you over time. I appreciate you so much. CutNGlue, you are so open, I love the way your personality comes thru on your posts. I'd like to have you as a real-life friend. MasterPreK, you write like you speak (I'll bet) which makes me feel like I know you. You are funny, real, and sincere, which I always appreciate.