Monday, July 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Shannon!

Lovely Shannon

Happy birthday wishes go out this morning for one of my dearest family friends, Mrs. Shannon of Mobile Alabama. She is the granddaughter of my parents best friends, and I've told her story a little bit in the past post entitled, appropriately enough, "Shannon."
Shannon and I have always been separated by age and geography. For only one year (2000) did I live in the same city when she did, and we didn't see each other all that much then. But we do have the following in common it seems: we both like the television shows "Two and a Half Men," (which I watch quite often directly after the Rachel Maddow program, 7:00PM my time), and "Burn Notice," although the lead actor's character (Jeffrey Donovan as agent Michael Westen) can really get on your nerves sometimes... he's such a know it all. We both like the Star Wars movies (she was all of one year old when the first film came out, which gives away her advanced age... sorry), and Lucas's and Spielberg's Indiana Jones films. And she labels herself as a "Conservative," as many of my friends from the south do, and I absolutely hate conservatives! They're so... conservative. However, I love Shannon and her parents and uncle, and in their cases disregard politics altogether.
Currently I'll let Shannon tell her own story:
"Not much to tell... I'm the blessed mom of two beautiful children, Kelci and Jake. They are 13 and 8 in June... and the lights of my life. I'm happily married to my 2nd husband, Phillip and we just celebrated our 2nd anniversary in June. I've recently accepted Jesus into my heart, although I believe he's been there all along... I'm a new member at our church, Grace Lutheran where we have a wonderful pastor as well as congregation. I'm loving life right now and counting the blessings that have been bestowed upon me!!"
Happy Birthday Shannon!!!


  1. Richard SurwilloJuly 26, 2010 at 5:03 AM

    That Shannon's just a wonderful girl. Happy Birthday!

  2. Thank you for the BirthdayBlog Rick!! I wish the miles didn't seperate us like they do... would love to see you and the rest of the family... the sooner the better! Miss and love you always!