At the beginning of March, I was asked to take some pictures of the youth from church before they headed off to Prom. I did not hesitate to say YES! They met as a group before the dance for pictures and dinner. I know I've said this before, but I really love spending time with teenagers. Being that I am still squarely in the midst of life with little kids, I find being with the teens a breath of fresh air and it really makes me look forward to those years with my own children.
Teens often get a bad rep, but I'm not sure why. If you spend time with them, you'll find that they are smart, friendly and excited about what's to come in life. They're not yet run down by the responsibilities of adulthood but out of the silly childhood years - it's an awesome phase of life. My hours with the youth at church each week and during my Senior sessions, I find are some of the most inspiring and joyful hours of my week.
Take a look at how awesome and happy they all looked! It was so fun watching them all squeal with delight and huge smiles as they gathered together. (And because Mamas play a huge role in how these kids turn out, I always like to include Mom in my teen sessions.)