It's very difficult to describe why I'm thankful in so many words because there are many things but, I'll try.

I am going to start with my dad, as I was adopted as a child and he gave me a life I might not have ever had (my mom passed away when I was seven years old). My dad fought in the Military as a fighter pilot, I followed in his footsteps and joined the military myself. My dad is my hero. I'm thankful he wanted to serve our country, made me proud. I'm thankful for being able to see the world, different cultures and more, again thanks to my dad. My dad taught me great morals and values of life, I love you dad!

Jade, Mark and Koreann

I'm thankful for three others in my life that along with my dad make my life complete. I'm thankful for my daughters Jade and Koreann for putting up with me and totally understand me and my sense of humor. Those two girls are dear to my heart. I am thankful for that gift of life that keeps me on my toes. I'm thankful for having the opportunity to watch them grow and prosper. I Love you Jade and Koreann!

Karli, Mark Alan

One other person I'm thankful for in my life is my wife Karli. Her beauty glows not only inside but outside. I'm thankful for her guidance, she's like my daytimer. I'm thankful for her respect in me toward the decisions I make in life that effect us both yet at the same time her decisions as well. I'm thankful for what she brings to the table that keep us strong. I love you Karli.

I'm thankful for Mark being able to be Mark and the people around me whether it be through work or family or friends they accept me for who I am.