January is National Mentoring Month. Please help me say thanks to all the local people who made my amazing mentor experience possible. For the last few years, I was a volunteer mentor to a Los Osos girl through Big Brothers Big Sisters. My “Little” and I built a great friendship and had a lot of fun. I used to worry about what would happen if I ever moved to another town.
But when I did, the agency did an amazing job of walking me through that transition. I want to thank everyone at our local Big Brothers Big Sisters office for being so supportive and responsive. I also want to thank the new Big Sister who stepped in to be there for a really special kid who deserves it. Most of all, I want to thank my Little Sister’s parents for enrolling their daughter in the program. I am truly grateful to them for the trust they placed in me and for the appreciation they have shown me.
It has been one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things I have ever done. I am so proud of my Little Sister and so happy to be part of her life. Even though we won’t be hanging out twice a month like we used to, I know we’ll be friends forever. I have already said all this to everyone at Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County, but I hope you will print this so they know I really, really mean it!
-- Madge Morningstar - Morro Bay