Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Little Sis

I finally met my Little Sister! Whom I will now refer to as S. I think I mentioned her first name earlier, but for confidentiality reasons and all that other good stuff, I think she'll be S from here on out.

S is 12 years old and just finishing up 6th grade at a private school here in town that specializes in learning disorders and dyslexia. We had a great time getting to know each other a little bit, and discovering that we have several interests in common - reading, animals, spending time outdoors, shopping...you know, the works. She is very involved in a local program called PALS - People and Animal Learning Services, Inc., which provides a therapeutic horseback riding program. S is very into riding and showed me a scrapbook full of riding-related photos and prizes. How perfect! I told S that my sister-in-law has horses, and that perhaps we can go riding out there together this summer.

We also chatted about books and reading (she is just as much a fan of the library as I am!), dog-walking (she is a serious dog lover - I even met her dog, who was patiently waiting in the car outside), and baking. I think this is a good match and I know we will have a lot of fun together!

We will be hanging out next Wednesday for the first time one-on-one...and I am really looking forward to it. I'll keep you posted!

8 comments:

Pretty Personal Gifts said...

sounds perfect!

brown eyed girl said...

She sounds so sweet! Have fun!!

Lucky in Love said...

I'm so happy that the meeting went well! Kids can be funny sometimes (as I'm sure you know) and have a hard time opening up...but it seems like you guys hit it off right from the start! It's really sweet what you are doing for her!

Lucy Marie said...

Sounds like a perfect match. I hope you enjoy your time. And by the, those "Overheard in your office" quotes you posted are HILARIOUS!

kilax said...

It sounds like a great match! I cannot wait to hear more about your time with S!

Dugout Daisy said...

YAY! This is all so great!
I can't wait to see how your relationship will go. You're so awesome for doing this!
:)

Jenn said...

it's so great that you're doing this! :)

*~Angie~* said...

Hello! I just ran across your blog and just wanted to say I think it is awesome you are a Big Sister! I have aspecial place for the program because well, thats where I work! ;) I run the Community-Based program at the BBBS in Waterloo, IA. Sounds like thats the program your doing. I hope your match is going well!