“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."- Elizabeth Stone, teacher and author.
No truer words could ever be spoken about parenthood. Watching you grow up from a curly-haired cutie to a beautiful young woman has been one of my and your dad's greatest honors. Time and time again, we are in awe of your beautiful spirit that brightens every room you enter and your determination to succeed at both school and sports. The compassion you show others is inspiring. Seeing you firsthand tend to the needs of the children in Nicaragua during our family mission trip was one of our proudest moments. It cemented in you a passion to not only help those who are less fortunate, but it also enabled you to grow and mature spiritually.
Your favorite bible verse has always been Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." We hope this verse stays with you throughout your life's journey and serves as a reminder of all that God has in store for you. We cannot wait to see your next chapter unfold, His blessings for you and all of the amazing things you will accomplish. This is your story, write it well.
From Dad and Shannon
Graduation Photographer: Trickey Photography
Venue: Railroad Square