Drivers traveling Osborne Blvd. during the week start their day off with a wave and a, “Good morning!” from crossing guard Olga Rico. She’s the friendly face smiling at the corner of Arthur, Graceland and Osborne waiting to escort children safely across the streets on their way to school.

Rico has been stationed at that corner for the last five years, and she said the best part of her job is greeting students every morning.

She also has a deep faith in the power of God and His ability to provide. This year, Rico is especially grateful because Thanksgiving will include her son.

“Because of family situations, we haven’t always gotten to be together, but this year he will be with us, and I thank God for that,” she said.