I love this week at I Heart Faces.
They are celebrating teenagers.
Our family was blessed this year because Juan
moved into our neighborhood.
Juan is from Columbia.
He spent his Junior year learning English
and going to a local public school.
Juan taught us about his culture.
He taught us about being thankful
to live in the United States of America.
He played with Shoshi and Kaishon
and treated them like brothers.
Today we hugged Juan goodbye
as he headed back to Columbia for the summer.
He is going to try to earn enough money there
so he can come back for his Senior year.
He will be greatly missed.
How many teenagers do you have in your life right now?
What is your favorite thing about teens?
A young boy had just gotten his driving permit. He asked his father, who was a minister, if they could discuss his use of the car. His father said to him, "I'll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up, study your Bible a little, and get your hair cut, then we will talk about it." A month later the boy came back and again asked his father if they could discuss his use of the car. His father said, "Son, I'm real proud of you. You have brought your grades up, you've studied your Bible diligently, but you didn't get hair cut!" The young man waited a moment and replied, "You know Dad, I've been thinking about that. You know Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair." His father replied, "Yes son, and they walked everywhere they went!"