So today while I reflect on his birthday's past I would like to also reflect on his new life. Jake and I were talking about how old we think Shane is in heaven and Jake said he thinks 17, I prefer to think of him at about 30. One of those things we will not know until we are there, but for now I choose to think of him as 30 and full of life as he was at that age here. I prefer to replace that thought instead of the memories of last year and what we were dealing with. I was reading my journal from that time and had written my thoughts and how we celebrated last year..."Shane's spirits were great today, a new sense of hope, I wrote that he was so unselfish that, again, today he said that this is not about me but about Him. I journaled how I wanted to be just like him so unselfish. Then I wrote a prayer...Lord, I ask you to let me spend Shane's next 38+ years with him. He just has so much more to do here on earth before he goes home.[Thinking God thought he would finish what he was suppose to in the next 5 months] Amen." We celebrated with dinner picked up at Longhorn's, and a candle in a fried apple pie. I have a picture of him blowing out the candle making a wish. I could almost bet you that the wish he wished while blowing out that candle had absolutely nothing to do with him, because he was like that.
His gift last year was a call from the doctors telling him he had a confirmed malignancy, but this year his gift is a place in the Kingdom of the Most High. I know that is the gift that Shane so desired, knowing he would never exchange or take a refund if given the chance.
Happy Birthday Shannon! We miss you like crazy!!
We love you!! Deede Bo, Jakey, Sammy Fly Shookem and Lil Curl