I'll be headed home from the Special Session tomorrow after the Republican Caucus meeting. I'm eager to return home and get to work back in the district and most importantly, spend some time with family. I can't thank Jennifer enough for being all things at all times for our household over the past several months while I've been serving in Austin. She's a hero to me and a wonderful example and mom to our kids. I got to see Jen and the kids for a few hours this weekend and we talked about how this will be the first time in their lives I won't be around for the first day of school. I won't get to tell them in person, so - bear with me: I love you guys. I'm proud of you. Be kind, help others, stay focused, work hard, be a leader by serving, don't be afraid to try things that seem hard to do, if you're discouraged pray, if your encouraged pray, know that I'm always thinking of you, whether you think you can or you can't - you're right. And remember my three rules: 1. Always do your best, 2. Always do the right thing, 3. Show people that you care. Lord, I pray for Your path to be well lit for all of the students and teachers this year. May You protect and inspire. Father God, please guard the hearts and minds of our youth from evil and allow the temptations of this world to be ignored and cast aside in exchange for the fruits of the Spirit. Lord allow them to learn and set them on a path to success that pleases you and brings them home safely each day. Thank you God for the opportunity to be a Dad. Of all the jobs you've given me, it's my favorite. Please help me do it better each day. Amen.