A little over a week ago I found this box on my doorstep from one of the teenagers I mentor who has become like a little sister to Christopher and me:
I’ve been mentoring her (and 9 other girls) since they were in 7th grade, but as seniors each girl picks a mentor to stick with her through the first year of college as well. And Kelsi chose me. You guys, there were happy tears. It totally made my night. 🙂 This doesn’t mean that I won’t still be mentoring my other girls – I will (and of course continue checking up on them in college!). But each of them will choose another adult who they look up to that can work more closely with them and will commit to walking alongside them through their first year of college. 🙂
Every now and then it hits me that my precious baby girls are so close to graduation. And then summer always flies by. And in August they’ll all be off to college. Christopher and I still haven’t figured out what we’re going to do with all the time that we will suddenly have free (we’re looking into a couple of ministries). It’s just crazy – teenagers have been such a huge part of our lives for so long (even before we were married). But the next great adventure awaits, right? And until then, we’re pouring as much of our love and wisdom into these kids as we can. 🙂
Have you ever found a box left from someone on your doorstep? Or left one for someone? If so, what was in it?