For the last 13 months, I’ve been waiting. Ever since I made up my mind for certain to join a team of people who would work and plan to bring Big Brothers Big Sisters to Henderson County I’ve known that eventually I’d have a little sister.
Today, I met her family and we went on our first outing.
She’s amazing. Her name is Katie and she’s in the fourth grade. She has an older brother and a younger brother who also met their Bigs today.
We went to the library and she’s read almost every book in the middle reader section–well, it seemed that way, anyway! She loves drama and dancing and art and spelling. She’s not really into outdoorsy stuff. She gave me homework (two middle reader books that she really enjoyed reading and I have never read).
It’s a perfect match!
We made a list of all kinds of things we’d like to eventually do together, starting with making crafts for Christmas presents after school one day next week.
Mentoring is so important. If you have an hour a week to give to a child who needs another positive adult role model in his or her life, see if volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters is an option. If you’re in Henderson, KY, call the BBBS office at (270) 631-0738!