I had the opportunity to go to Lake Champion to take pictures of the YoungLives girls from all different parts of the US. I went to Young Life camp at Lake Champion in high school so there were lots of flashbacks being there!
YoungLives is a Christian organization that is under the umbrella of Young Life that is for teen moms. They work to treat each mom and her child or children with unconditional love and respect. YoungLives offers teen moms relief from the isolation and struggle of their daily lives and hope for the future.
For three days I took pictures of each mom and their baby/babies. It was amazing to see how much the kids loved their moms and vice versa. I can't imagine the tough situation of having a baby while in high school and I respect the girls so much for keeping and raising their kids.
It was an amazing experience and I had a blast. I truly believe that when you serve with your time and heart you are often times are more blessed than the blessing you bring to others. It was a lot of work taking pictures of 150 moms and their kids but it was so worth it. I hope they can treasure their pictures and raise their kids well. It was also really fun to hang out with some close friends and watch Josh Goodman & Will Cox do program. They are too funny!
There is more to life than just the big moments. It was great to take a break from wedding planning and serve. I would definitely do it again if I had the chance. I praise God for the blessings He shows us through serving. It was a very humbling experience.
Enjoy pictures of these ADORABLE and GORGEOUS moms and babies!!