To My Beautiful Shannon

Today is one of those rare days where you not only get to be honored, but you get to be honored TWICE!  First of all, let me say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Today is your ??-something birthday and even if I told everyone how old you are, no one would believe it because you're even more beautiful now than your were when I met you 23 years ago.  I truly wish I could give you a present that is worthy of how amazing you really are but there is none.  You are not my "better half" but most definitely my BEST HALF!  I am so blessed to be married to my best friend.  I thank God for you daily and I pray that you have a fantastic birthday today!

And secondly, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!  Today is your 17th time to celebrate as a mother.  On your first one, Taylor was just a couple months old and now here we are, two more kids, and you are an amazing mom to all three of them.  How you do everything that you do mystifies me!  You are a godly woman who loves Jesus and you're always setting a fantastic example for them.  All the good stuff, they've gotten from you and maybe you'll fix all the ways I've messed them up before they have kids of their own one day.  :)  Sometimes I say it and you think I'm joking, but I do think you are SUPERWOMAN!  All the things that you do for your kids (all 4 of us) that often seemingly go unnoticed and unappreciated, let me just say they are noticed and they are most definitely appreciated by all of us.  Thanks for being an AMAZING MOM!

So there it is.  It might only be one journal post but you definitely deserve TWICE the recognition on this special day.  I hope we can make this day relaxing and wonderful for you today.   So kick back and enjoy yourself today.  And if you need something, don't hesitate to let me know...and I'll make the kids get it or do it for you!  :)  Happy Birthday and Happy Mother's Day to you!  I LOVE YOU, BEAUTIFUL!

Loving you ALWAYS!