The Non-Traditional Homecoming: Isaac & Ryah #bestfriendedition

Tonight, instead of going to his school’s homecoming dance, Isaac decided to spend time with a young lady who has become one of his favorite people. Last year a couple of Isaac’s closest friends and basketball teammates told him that the dance was pretty distasteful and was more of a grind-fest, so instead of the traditional approach, he enjoyed his own festivities. Two nights ago he went to the home of his dear friend Ryah and asked her father’s permission to take her out. Her father gave him permission after about 10-15 minutes of a man-to-man convo. Both Isaac and Ryah are strong believers in Jesus Christ and we all have been quite blessed to watch a friendship develop that continues to glorify the Lord.

Isaac asked Ryah if she’d like to go see “I’m Not Ashamed,” a movie that tells the story of a teen who lived for the Lord and is known around the world for her bold profession of faith when the Columbine killers approached her (then killed her) in what is known to be one of the tragic high school shootings of our time. After they watched the movie they went to Johnny Rockets for dinner before ensuring she was home before her 8pm curfew. Watching Isaac open car doors, pay for their tickets, buy her snacks, order her dinner, and walk her to her door at the end of the night was a true sight to behold.

It was an honor to watch these kids have a night of good wholesome Christ-honoring fun. They are unashamed and showed tonight that they’d rather be anomalies than to fall into the groove of the world. This was a first for them both and we four parents couldn’t be more proud.

"Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe." –1 Tim. 4:12