presented Sept 13, 2000 by Sue, he is very proud of it.
Thank you Sue!
visit Shane's "Gifts
and Awards" page to
of the wonderful things he's received.
(See the bottom of the page for information on
"Apple of God's Eyes" Award!)
If you have read "My Story" you
may recognize this but it really is as much Shane's story as it is
"Mom's". Most of his school years life Shane has had "problems",
during the year he was in 2nd grade we had an on going battle with
the teacher at the time and the school. I was getting calls weekly concerning behavior and
discipline problems. The school insisted that he was A.D.D.
hyperactive, yet this was a child that could set for hours and
concentrate on a video game or watch a television show. Not to
mention the hours and hours spent holding a fishing pole in his
hand. This voice in my head kept telling me there was something
wrong with people who were preaching "Say No to Drugs" but at the same time the ones who were
lining kids up in the office to hand out drugs.
I/we fought and
fought the system, missing work repeatedly because of school
suspensions, no transportation (he got kicked off the bus). During
the summer of 1999 I quit my job and started the journey of working
from home. We do without a lot of things but the Lord blessed me
with a contract labor job with the school system which has taken
care of needs for the most part. My office is in one corner of the
living room which makes it wonderful for Shane and I to share what
we are doing, my work, his games, we'll even watch a movie together
while each is doing their own thing all right here in the same room.
With my freedom of working "my hours" I was able to drop in at the
school regularly and my eyes were opened wide to many things. I've
never in my life realized how "starved for attention" today's
children are. Even ones who have 2 parents in the home crave the one
thing that money cannot buy - Love.
During the 3rd grade Shane
was not once suspended from school, was not kicked off the bus, got
terrific grades, and was/is NOT taking
(this globe was designed by Shane,
Mom's choice of picture but rest
My sweet little darling, all boy at
heart but still has his moments.
Gentle and kind, caring and
I'm so lucky to have him as my son.
Shane's Gifts & Awards Page
Best Children's Christian affiliate program!