fourteen: with braces

My chicken legs proudly showed off my knobby knees. The braces on my teeth changed color each month to match the upcoming holiday. I wore my bangs really high, with way too much hairspray. I always did my homework on time and I aced every test.

I played volleyball, but only because I went to a tiny Christian school and they needed players. I lack(ed) any sense of sporting ability.

I had one close friend; we could often be found harmonizing DC Talk's "Lean on Me" together.

I loved God deeply and I had a heart for missions. I went on my first mission trip that summer and it changed my life. Forever.

What were you like at fourteen?