The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us everyday in His goodness. (St. Gianna Molla)
Raising three boys has been the great adventure of my life to date. We tend to do the child-rearing alongside other families who are traversing a similar path at a like time. In my case, there’s been an unusual twist. We’d often look around at gatherings and there would be maybe 15-20 collective children among say 6 or 7 families…and very often nearly all of those were boys. Shannon Buntin was a beautifully coiffed, sunshine-filled exception to the rule! She was a butterfly amidst the sweaty throng of testosterone.
Even as a little girl, Shannon was classy and fabulous. Still now, her manners are impeccable and her smile genuine. She’s an outgoing young lady with beautiful eyes. Talented, respectful and confident, Shannon Buntin is also intelligent. She’s a high school senior this year at Guerin Catholic High School where she currently serves as an all-star caliber student manager for the Golden Eagles football team. I’ve also watched her in several plays and she sings in the choir too. Certainly, she’s a young woman with a lot on her plate who is full to the brim with giftedness.
As my youngest son entered the doors of GC this fall as a freshman, Shannon thoughtfully told me she’d keep her eye on my Z-man. That’s classic Shannon form. Her laugh is contagious and she’s incredibly friendly and kind. Shannon is the younger sister of a Butler senior named Grant, and the daughter of Eric and Kerin Buntin. She’s a faith-filled scoop of awesome sauce and tomorrow is her birthday!
Today’s post, therefore, is a HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out to a terrific young lady, a sparkly member of GC’s Class of 2020! If you spot Shannon tomorrow (10/23) be sure to wish her well! This special girl deserves to be loved up on her big day! Hugs to you, Shannon, from all the Thiemes!