Last week, my kids’ first week back in school, was devastated by the untimely death of one of their teachers. Chad Peterson died suddenly at the age of 38. He was not just another teacher for our family. His high energy, enthusiasm and encouraging soul had touched 3 of my kids in special ways. My daughter is now at college studying athletic training because of his mentorship in the field. My next daughter was going to be his teaching assistant this year. Finally, my son knew Chad was one of the few teachers who could handle his energy. Chad was always encouraging each of them to excel and give everything they had to what they were doing. My prayer is that my kids will live their lives with some of the same passion and enthusiasm as an honoring tribute for how this person touched their lives. He will be sorely missed.