The day has finally arrived! I met with the little girl from Big Brothers Big Sisters! Although I cannot say her name, I can say that it was an amazing experience! We started off by doing the Friends for a Day program which serves the purpose of getting to know each other by spending a few hours doing activities.
I have been looking forward to meeting her for so long but then I started to question myself as to whether I’m actually ready make such a commitment. This is a long term devotion to a child therefore quitting at any given time is not an option because it will undoubtedly affect them. To be honest, I was starting to worry that we weren’t going to click, which whould make this a difficult experience; one that I’d be obliged to stick to. But all that worrying came to an end the moment I saw her. After just a few moments within her presence, I could tell that we were going to get along.
Usually it takes a bit of getting used to a person before feeling comfortable with them, but in this case it was within minutes! It feels as though I’ve known her for years! She also loves to wear my crown so that’s another mutual interest. We were having such a blast and before we knew it, it was already her curfew. We parted already looking forward to our next visit and I cannot wait to see how that one goes! Now I am positive that this can only be the opposite of a mistake but a life changing choice that I feel will bring happiness in not only her life but in mine as well. Accepting this role is one of the boldest decisions I have ever made, and I’m sure one of the most rewarding.