I've noticed some big differences between this group and my old one. First off, the size is huge! My old group had a core of 4 or 5 with our numbers peaking around 10. This new group has at least 10 on Sunday mornings, but usually more like 18-20. We got so big that we split. So my new new group has had 2-5 on Sundays, but I like it because it's more comfortable and I think it gives the girls a chance to really discuss without interruptions from a larger group.
Second, these girls are popular and not that my other ones weren't, but I can see a difference in personalities because of it. Also the uniform for 90% of high school girls this weekend were leggings/yoga pants, oversized t-shirt, Uggs, Converse high tops, Nikes, or Chacos. I hate "not pants" and that is pretty much all these girls wore. I don't think they even packed a pair of jeans. They did however do their hair and make up and I thought that was kind of silly too.
Last, these girls are still so young and I forget how long it took my other girls to reach a level of maturity where we could have serious discussions. I want it for them so badly, but I also know it's a journey and doesn't just happen. I'm excited to see how they grow over the next four years.
Also these girls love a good photo session. Haha.
|Shannan! My co-leader who is adored by the girls. She's been with them about a year longer than I have and you can tell how much they love her. Don't blame them, I love her too!|
|Cracking up because this is a pose the girls do sometimes.|
|Can you believe we got them all in the air?|
|Last morning, wearing their shirts.|
|My two girls from our new small small group.|