Life

Hello Sunday

My graduate!!

Congratulations KeShawn!

Yesterday, was my son’s big day! Today, he begins a new chapter of life. As with my daughter, I’m excited to see where this next chapter leads him, and ready to help him maneuver through his next few years of college.

About College…

Yesterday morning KeShawn surprised us with news that he had chosen a college. He applied to and was accepted at both Mississippi State University and The University of Southern Mississippi; and, for almost a year now, he’s been undecided. Which means we’ve done everything for both colleges – set up student accounts, applied for housing, scheduled orientations, etc. Then, yesterday morning my dad asked him what college he planned to go to and he said……. The University of Southern Miss. Y’all, I screamed! You see, Southern Miss is my alma mater. I really thought he was going to choose Mississippi State. I was prepared for it. Had even bought myself a t-shirt to wear to yesterday’s graduation luncheon. However, once he said Southern Miss, I went rummaging through drawers trying to find something yellow (gold) to wear since all of my Southern Miss t-shirts were faded. I ended up finding two yellow shirts that I had never worn and they both fit perfectly. Yes.. yesterday was a pretty awesome day for us both!

By the way, I didn’t cry. I was too wired and happy to cry. I just wanted him to have the best, most memorable day ever, and I believe he did.

Now on to bigger and better things.

Congratulations KeShawn!!

Life

Hello Sunday

I know I am late posting. Wanted to wait until my final birthday event. Honestly, I did not do much; however, everything I did I truly enjoyed. Thankful for the tiny moments of sunshine in the midst of all the rain. New look. Great food. Awesome company. Life is good. God is good. Looking forward to a fabulous year!

Embracing Freedom
Embracing Forty-Eight

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Be Blessed,

Shaun

Happy XLVIII
Life

XLVIII

The countdown is over. Today’s my day! Year 48 is finally here! Do I feel any differently? Umm.. no. However, I am alive and blessed, which is something I don’t take lightly. Forever Grateful

This week I decided to do something different. Something fun and unexpected. You see, about a week ago, I found a long stand of gray hair along my front hairline. By its length, it had probably been there forever but was hiding. Funny how grays love to play peekaboo– here one minute and gone the next. Don’t get me wrong, I have about two or three strands but on that particular day, this one stood out. As I said, they love playing peekaboo. Like magic, a few hours later I could not find it. Crazy, right?!

Well, for years I have wanted to dye my hair, but since I did not have any gray, I wanted to keep my original color as long as I could. Then, on Father’s Day, something changed. It hit me that once again I was waiting for the right moment to make a move. Like, what was I waiting for? What if I had to wait another ten years? The next thing I knew, I was at the store buying a cheap box of color and now I’m blonde, or blondish. It’s more of a honey blonde. Oh! And I also allowed my daughter to dress me for my little birthday photo shoot. Y’all, she is now buying me clothes and dressing me like I’m her daughter. Hehehe. Gotta love life.

Here’s a collage of a few of the pictures. I look so different without my glasses.

Year 48– Happy Birthday to me!

So, over the past few days, I have been thinking about birthday themes. Last year’s was “Authentically ME” and the year before, “46 and FREE.” This year I’m finally feeling my freedom and embracing me– all of me. So, I believe this year’s theme will be “Embracing Freedom.” Yes… definitely seems fitting for where I am at this stage in life. Listen, it’s one thing to know you are free and another to embrace it. It’s time I embraced it.

Y’all, I’m thinking about logging off for a few days. Want to enjoy every moment of this year’s celebration. So I will see y’all on Sunday.

Take Care!

Shaun