Probably not your typical entry for the theme, Beautiful Black and White, but it's what I've been doing for the past week - taking "Senior Pictures" for all 22 eighth graders in Samuel's "Graduating" class. When you are in 8th grade, the term "beauty" certainly falls into a broad, sliding scale. From baby duckling to fully emerged swan and, more awkwardly, the everything in between, my hope was to capture the beauty that God sees inside each of them. I am so grateful for the guidance, instruction and nurturing that Samuel has received at our little school. It has given him a strong foundation for his future. The beauty that I see in his classmates has made this one of the most fulfilling volunteer assignments that I have done at the school so far. My hope is that each student can see the beauty inside themselves as well.