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four seasons of micaliah {senior portraits}

M14So, this is a fun post, and a really special one for me. It’s fun because we did a little senior portrait session for each season of Micaliah’s senior year.  And it’s so special because Micaliah is one of my girls.  :)  I have known Micaliah and been her small group leader at church for the past few years, and I can’t believe she’s graduating and leaving me. :(  But I am so excited to see what God does with her life from this point forward!

M02Yesterday was Micaliah’s eighteenth birthday, and she came by my office to hang out with me for a little bit, as she often does.  I asked her while she was here if these past couple of weeks have been the best weeks of her life. See, Micaliah has a pretty amazing story.  She was adopted a few years ago by an amazing lady in our church named Aymee.  Before that, Micaliah had endured years of abuse, and was just a shell of the awesome girl that she is today.

M33Micaliah became part of my small group after being adopted by Aymee, and I’ve been privileged to watch God’s grace and love completely transform both of their lives.  And just last week, I got to be there to see Micaliah awarded with a new car and a $25,000 scholarship in a local contest!!  It was simply awesome witnessing God’s blessing on such a deserving girl!

M37And as I’d mentioned, Micaliah turned eighteen yesterday.  She will graduate from high school tomorrow.  So you can understand why I was asking her if this has been the best couple of weeks of her life. :)

Okay, I’m going to stop rambling now and just show off the fun senior pictures.

M65M73M79M85fall senior portraits2M232M192M282M462M47Mw009Mw031Mw042senior portraits in snowMw0664M0094M036spring senior portraits4M0614M0734M0914M1024M1094M1184M1314M137Micaliah~

Where do I even begin, seriously??  Thank you for being you: goofy and fun and real!  Thank you for the countless lunch/coffee/snow cone/doughnut dates. :)  Thank you for opening up to me and letting me into your heart and life.  Thank you for listening to me and laughing with {and at} me.  Thank you for the many, many office visits to relieve my boring days. ;)  Thank you for being a supermodel for me.  Thank you for being my friend and letting me be yours. :)  Thank you for choosing to follow God and for sharing that journey with me.  {And now I’m crying.}

I love you so, so much.  And I’m so incredibly proud of you!

~abi~

p.s. Photography note: all photos were edited with The Signature Collection actions by A Beautiful Mess.  I thought it would be fun to use the seasons actions on the coordinating photos, so the Summer ones were edited with the Summer action {paired with some others}, Spring with Spring, etc. :)

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Kelly BeaneMay 30, 2014 - 8:19 pm

Oh my word, she’s beautiful and what an amazing story… and that scholarship/car? God is good all the time! Love all these images!

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