I know that there are a lot of people who are discouraged with today's teens.
And maybe rightfully so.
I know that there are a lot of teens out there who are lazy, misdirected, make poor choices, and seem to be going no where.
But, I LOVE teenagers.
In them, I see so much hope.
Hope and excitement for the future.
Sure, there are some bad teens, but there are mostly good, awesome, wonderful teens!
We went to the high school leadership banquet last night.
It was impressive.
What was impressive?
These 65 kids are smart.
They are going places.
They serve in the community - they are required to perform a minimum of 40 hours of service each year.
This is not the only thing they participate in - they play sports, they sing in choirs, they are cheerleaders, they go to church, they hold jobs, they tutor, they mentor, they coach.
They plan all the activities for the school - pep assemblies, spirit weeks, dances, homecoming, prom, lunch time activities.
They support each other. They work together. They learn and grow together.
But most of all - they love each other.
PS: YES - That is a VELVET sportscoat that Garrett is wearing. There is hope. But there's not THAT much hope.