Every year, our church seminary at the high school chooses a day and serves lunch to the entire student body. With 3500 students and even more faculty, this is no small task. I’m not sure how many they actually cooked, but I know they ordered 3000 hamburgers and 2000 hot dogs. That is a lot of grill space between 2 lunch periods.

Steve and I were asked to help serve food and I was more than happy to oblige because I have a special place in my heart for not only Hallie’s friends – but teenagers in general. And let me tell you – this event did not disappoint.

I know teenagers get a bad reputation – they’re lazy, they don’t wear clothes that fit, they’re selfish, they sleep past noon, they’re disrespectful…the list could go on and on. That has not been my experience at all – in fact quite the opposite and this lunch confirmed just how good they are. I was impressed with every kid who walked through our line saying please and thank you. They were laughing and talking with each other.

Teenagers are awesome. Moody perhaps, but they deserve more credit than we give them and they are going to change the world for good.