23 very unique young people.
Between the two of us, we wrote a college rec letter for every single one. Katie edited multiple drafts of their college essays.
We have cried in the computer lab when cumulative GPAs were released.
We read a thousand news articles. Upsetting ones, mostly.
We have learned to iron and get rid of stains.
We hiked a mountain. There was a lot of rain. Sorry about some yelling that went down.
We learned all about Dave Ramsey principles, and what a mutual fund is.
We met on Wednesdays for discipleship.
We debated theistic evolution. We debated about poverty.
We read Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Gatsby.
We cried when one of them lost a father, and cried again when another lost a brother.
We jumped up and down when "yes letters" arrived from Calvin, and Northwest Nazarene, and UMass, and Baylor, and Emory, and Indiana State, and others.
We worked the kitchen at the Christmas Bazaar.
We love you!
Ben and Katie
PS We go to DC again tomorrow! A new year, a new group of thirteen teenagers.