When I was younger, I looked up to Shawna like she was a goddess. Well, she is. She is amazing. She is so incredibly beautiful inside and out. When I think about my perception of Shawna from when I was a child, I mostly remember feeling extra special whenever she was around - like we were members of a really cool club or something. She made me feel like I was a close friend. There was always an adventure.
Now that Shawna is a mother, I can see the light in her children's eyes and it warms my heart. I know that glimmer is a piece of the inner-voice she is instilling in them, which she helped grow in me from the time I was very small and even still today. Her little ones are so imaginative and fun; "Does this look like a horse?" Grace asked me as she admired the branch she had just saddled up on, "clip-clop, clip-clop!" "Well, I'm weedwhackin' right now," Michael explained to me as he held his branch to the weedy hedge, "RRRRRRRRRRRRR, that's loud!"
Yup. These are Shawna's babies! Before I go, I might add a small statement about Chad - Shawna's partner in crime. He's the greatest. And that's a fact! If I could raise a family half as sweet as these two have, I would consider myself very, very blessed. So, to Shawna and Chad - thank you! You've been such an inspiration to me and I am so very grateful to know you both! <3