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south orange county, california, United States
i have the best family ever! i love them more than anything...i love my lord, jesus christ...i love the beach and i love to junk! i've been married for over thirty years and have two beautiful children... my husband and i love to treasure hunt wherever we travel and i sell at a few local fleas...i'm always on the hunt for that special junk that i can't live without...i love to change "stuff" out in my house...you never know when you will find something from my home at the flea...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

shannan...

our son, shannan, has grown up so very fast...
he is 18 and ready to graduate high school and start a new journey in his life...
college at saddleback...studying kinesiology and transferring to cal state fullerton...
he has big plans and god willing, his dreams will come true...
he's had a lot of trials during his high school career...
he started out freshman year very excited to be a part of the football team...when entering his sophomore year he tore his acl on the field during a play...after surgery, he decided not to play football because he found his love for lacrosse...
he played lacrosse his sophomore and junior year and in may of 2012, while crossing the street on his skateboard {in a crosswalk} he got hit by a car and broke his wrist in the fall...through many hours of physical therapy and practice, he tried to hit the lacrosse field once again in his senior year, but found that his wrist could not handle it...
he was super bummed and still is, but through all these trials he is pushing on and move on...
next week, he will be graduating, and we celebrate that!
he has decided to have surgery on his wrist the week after graduation and we are praying that the outcome is good...we are praying for god's hand in his life now and always...
we love you so very much shannan...
seek god in all you do...
xoxo
 


2 comments:

Melissa Nelson said...

Robin ~
This is a beautiful post for our sweet Shannan...As the Godmother I can not believe that he is 18 years old and he is graduating high school it makes Wissa get all teary and emotional as I am very sure that you are as well..he is a very well rounded young man and you and Steve should be so very proud of the job you have done with him he has such a big heart and a sweet soul and he has such a love for his God and you have both taught him all that...Can not wait to see what his future holds for him and I am very honored to be a part of it too.love you Wissa <3 <3

robin de koning said...

thanks wissa...you have been such a big part of his life...you and erik have both encouraged him and been there for him...
thanks to both of you for loving my kids so very much...
love to you...xoxo