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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas creates and supports strong, caring relationships that change kids’ lives for the better, forever.
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Brandi and Brynn
When she was first matched, Brynn was a small 7-year-old with a baby face. Now her Big Sister Brandi describes her as a 9 ½-year-old young lady. “At the beginning of our match, I wasn’t sure if she enjoyed our outings, or me, because she didn’t show any emotions and was not a big talker,” Brandi explained. “These days, when I drop her off, she asks when our next outing will be. And ‘Can I tell you something?’ is something I hear many, many times.”
In the course of their relationship, Brynn has matured. She has learned how to accept disappointments without dwelling on them. She has also tried many new things and has discovered the importance of looking for the good in all situations.
But the growth is not one-way. “Me? I’ve been surprised by how much I’ve changed and grown. Being Brynn’s mentor has pushed me out of my comfort zone,” Brandi admitted, “and because of that, I’ve been able to do some really neat things in the last two years. Brynn has challenged me, and she has helped me to step outside of myself and to feel good about caring about someone else.”
During one of their recent outings, Brynn and Brandi were talking about family and what that word means…that ‘family’ can be biological or ‘family’ can be good friends. “Later I said, ‘You’re my buddy.’ Brynn replied ‘No, I’m your sister.’ I think that sums up the last two years of this journey perfectly,” Brandi said. “I can’t wait to see what comes next!”
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