I'm shining a spotlight on Keilee today for the way she honors her mom. To me, there is nothing more extraordinary, and challenging, for a young person to do, than to honor their parents. In our culture, sadly, it's widely accepted that the expectations of teenagers is to bring grief to their parents. The argue, to be rebellious, and to have a bad attitude. I refuse to believe that for my own children. I fully expect my children to be loving, helpful, obedient teenagers. It's people like Keilee and Karen who give me hope and empower me to have higher expectations.
They remind me of Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
A few weeks ago, Keilee and her friend got a call from an woman whose twin 3 year old nieces and their families had lost everything in a fire. The twins were most upset about losing their Elsa dresses. Keilee and her friend dressed up as Anna and Elsa and surprised the girls with new dresses their aunt had bought for them. I can't imagine the thrill those girls must have experienced. I'm thankful that these young ladies, who could aspire to do anything with their good looks, have chosen to use their gifts for something better than personal gain. Karen says it best, "I love that they donate their time when there isn’t any monetary reward."