Big Brothers Big Sisters

8 May

For those of you who have known us for a long time, you’re familiar with the name “Aron”.  Aron is our “Little Brother” through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

In 1997, Steve and I decided that we wanted to get involved, and Big Brothers had just introduced their new “Couples Match” program.  The Couples program allowed married couples to be matched with a young boy with the hope that the married couple would be able to model a healthy marriage.  We were matched with 7 year-old Aron who quickly became a fixture in our lives.  Today, Aron is 18 years old, and we’ve been matched with him for 11 years!

Last night, we attended a special Big Brothers Big Sisters event celebrating Aron’s graduation from the program.  Even though he’s “graduated”, he’s still a very important fixture in our lives and has been a bright spot to us over these past few months of mourning.

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