Wednesday's Child: Shawna




Posted on May 11, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 11 at 4:04 PM

This week's Wednesday's Child has inspired Cynthia Izaguirre to get on a horse. The 14-year-old has grown up riding and is hopeful her new family will love animals just as much as she does. 

Wednesday's Child inspired News 8’s Cynthia Izaguirre to get on a horse!

Shawna, 14, has grown up riding and is hopeful her new family will love animals just as much as she does.

Despite not having a permanent home, Shawna considers herself pretty lucky. She is spent most of her life around horses and they've helped get through some pretty tough times.

"It's calming. It's something that I've always grown up with. It’s a piece of my past that I've always held on to," says the teen.

Before her riding lesson at the Rocky M. Riding Stables in Dallas, Shawna groomed and prepared her horse, understanding the importance of team work.

"They're just amazing creatures," said Shawna. "They're God's best."

In addition to horses, this social butterfly spends a lot of time with friends. She enjoys listening to music and dancing. She also appreciates a quiet afternoon connecting with friends or reading a good book.

"I love to read," Shawna aid. "I read books all the time."

It is easy to see what makes this young lady so special.

"I see things through a more positive eye," she said. "It's better to focus on the positive than the negative. I've been through a lot, done a lot and through it all I'm still here."

This 14-year-old has expressed the desire to live in the country or in a small community. Shawna’s made significant progress in learning how to appropriately handle frustration and responds well to encouragement and attention.

She wants a family who will be close and supportive.

"Someone who's always going be there to support you through all your decisions no matter what they are."

In return, Shawna promises to bring passion and love into her new home. She strongly desires a forever family.

"I pray that I'll find a home that's right for me, that they know what I've been through and still accept me for that."

Shawna believes in hope, and it is her hope that a family will believe in her.

If you would like more information about Shawna, call 1-800-233-3405 during weekday business hours.