It's been a while since we have taken a photo for our self-image awareness journey. Seej has done so much growing over the past few months. When I look at her it's like I see a whole different person in front of me. She is becoming a young lady. A little miss who I truly love spending time with. Her kindness and good heart remain, but beyond that there is more. She has a love for life and a love for learning, and a love for the new directions that her life is headed in. She is excited for the upcoming school year and the new opportunities that are in front of her. When I asked her to choose what our theme for this image would be she quickly came up with "I Am Happy". She is right where she wants to be in her life right now and that is evident in the peace that emanates from her. When I sat across from her to take this picture I could see it. Right before my eyes I could see her happiness, and my heart wanted to scream and dance for her. It has been a long journey for her to get to this place, and I hope that she will do whatever it takes to hold onto it. It hasn't happened by chance, but rather through hard work on her part. Finding her smile has not been easy, but this is her true smile and I can't tell you how happy I am to see it.