A Message From Theresa's King Pins for Littles
Over two years ago I became a Big Sister to an amazing 15-year-old girl named Morgan. She faces many challenges in her life and I hope to be a positive role model and mentor for her during the challenging teenage years. We get together almost every Sunday, and before the pandemic we would do things such as painting at Color Me Mine, going to the movies, baking at my house, walking on the beach with my dog, Lucy (who Morgan adores), bike riding, going to Top Golf, making terrariums at Plant Bar, bowling and many other fun outings. Even through the pandemic, we consistently connect every week to work through all the challenges this past year has thrown at us, and find fun ways to make these challenging times better.
I know the time together is a break from her sometimes difficult home life. Although Morgan still has many struggles I feel that I am a positive influence in her life and am making a difference. For the first time in her life this past semester as a freshman in a brand new high school, Morgan made the honor roll! Despite learning virtually with all the challenges that come with that situation, we continually work together to tackle her grades and improve her study habits with the goal of attending college. Morgan is so proud of herself and this accomplishment alone makes the 2 years of being a Big worth it to me. All children have potential and as Morgan’s BIG I have become her Defender of Potential. I also am a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Advisory Board to help raise money to support this amazing organization. It is an extremely well-run, professional organization that has been an incredible support system to me as I navigate my relationship with my Little.
Please join me in supporting the BBBS Escape for Kid’s Sake on Friday, April 30 and make a donation – any amount counts! Thank you!