5.23.2011

Senior Graduation Gifts

I have been teaching the senior high girls at our church for a couple of years now.

Never in a MILLION years would I have ever thought that I would 1)w ork with teenagers willingly and 2) love it as much as I do.

I love "my girls" so much. They are sweet, amazing, thoughtful, crazy, mysterious, complicated, emotional, gracious, loyal creatures.

I'll be saying goodbye to several of the girls over the course of this summer. They are off on the next big step in their life... spread out to different college campuses, over several states.

We've been studying Paul Miller's wonderful book, "A Praying Life." One of the quotes from the book that resonated with us all is this one, that I included on a little art piece for each one of them.

"The criteria for coming to Jesus is weariness. Come overwhelmed with life. Come with a wandering mind. Come messy." (Paul Miller)

I unfortunately only took pictures of one of the gifts, because I haven't actually given this one to the recipient yet. I gave the other ones away yesterday and realized I hadn't photographed them. Dang it!

I customized each one to have the same hair as the girl I gave it to. It was fun! I made these on little wooden boards I found in the craft section at Walmart for .97 each. I covered them with old book paper and went to town.



5 comments:

  1. virginia, these are amazing! I love them, and want to try and make one myself, how did you layer it and with what?

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