About a year after my family moved to Bloomington, IL, I started volunteering as a youth leader in the youth group at First Assembly in Normal. For almost 4 years I spent one evening of my week with the awesome teenagers that went to that youth group. Gabriel was in Junior High when I started & I watched her grow up through Junior & now into Senior High School as a senior graduate! When Gabriel’s mom emailed me a couple months ago regarding a possible session for Gabriel, I was SO excited & hoped our schedules would work out & they did! Gabriel is very involved with her parents 15 year old Tae Kwon Do business– “where families kick together” & has not only won many awards in Tae Kwon Do but she teaches it as well.
Gabriel has many other qualities other then Tae Kwon Do. She’s SUPER sweet. She thinks before she speaks. I’ve watched her observe situations & take her time in responding, a very awesome & rare quality. Gabriel has a love for doing hair & makeup & is currently already taken classes in those areas. She plans to pursue cosmetology as a career after high school.
Each one of my senior sessions this year have been amazing. And Gabriel’s is no exception! See for yourself!
Personal favorite of mine!
Of course, we had to incorporate her passion for Tae Kon Do 😉
And though she be but little, she is fierce. – William Shakespeare
Gabriel, I’m so proud of you. It’s been an honor to watch you become the wonderful young lady you are. Keep Christ first & all your goals & dreams will come in place, with the Lord’s leading.