And because this is my blog, Two Little Birds Wedding & Portrait Photography will have to take a backseat for a mo. I am working on making a positive difference in my little bubble of a world, and just like you I recycle and wave to the neighbors and donate to the SPCA. Those things help of course, but -bigger picture now-what about the people in my world? The community and the kids that need a bit extra? Enter the Big Sisters of Langley.
I have been privy to the inner workings of this not -for- profit group for the past 6 years. I love them because they tell it like it is, they have resources and helpful people for anything you might encounter, they’re not religious and their hearts are in it for all the right reasons. Like letting kids be kids. Taking a load off the parents, and giving the kids opportunity to explore and grow and be silly…which is of course where I come into it!
I have been a Big Sister to Erin for 6 years. She was a skinny, freckled 8 year old when we were matched, and I was not much older with stars in my eyes and a million ideas of places to visit and things to do. We jived. We giggled. We rode horses, went biking, played minigolf, baked cookies, watched movies, painted the chicken coop, taught the dog to roll over, drove go karts, you name it, we did it.
Actually we’re still doing it because now she’s 14 and tall, thin, still freckly with beautiful sparkly eyes and that classic teenage attitude.
But I can still make her smile. All it takes is 3 hours a week and a life is changed. Yours. Hers. The community together. Make time and your heart will thank you.
Calling all Bigs and Littles- I’ll take 50% off any studio session for your awesomeness! Call me now : )