Little Sister Darlene!

Darlene is my adopted little sister through the Big Sister, Big Brother organization at Ouachita Baptist University. Because mentoring at-risk kids is the principle behind my platform of Second Chances, this organization is one that I admire and support! Darlene has been so much fun to hang out with and get to know! Sarah comes from a large family, a small apartment, and unemployed parents. She is in the fourth grade in the Arkadelphia School District along with her best friend, Sarah. Sarah's big sister is my roommate and best friend, Whitney. We always hang out together as a group and have lots of fun!

I pick up Darlene every Wednesday afternoon. Sometimes we watch movies, play soccer and foosball, eat dinner in my cafeteria, or go out for ice cream. We have also thrown a birthday party for Darlene and Sarah where we ate cupcakes and ice cream! The girls helped us decorate the dorm room for Christmas and wanted to put christmas ornaments on every item in the room other than the christmas tree! Then when we were walking down the stairs, Darlene accidentally bumped into the emergency exit door and set off the alarm! haha, silly girls.

Darlene is a special girl. She definitely has leadership skills and is always trying to make a plan for the afternoon. She wants to include Sarah and other friends in every activity. She also has the ability to see what needs to be done and knows how to do it. For example, when we were decorating for Christmas, she was directing us to put up christmas lights or place the ornaments on the tree. Darlene has so much potential to be successful in the world, but she definitely needs a positive role model in her life that can encourage and guide her!

Darlene and Sarah being goofy... it's normal!

Sarah's Birthday!

Darlene's birthday present... a jacket just like mine! :)

Darlene's birthday party at Cold Stone Ice Cream, yum!

Decorating our dorm room! They were such a great help!

Darlene with her friend, Danielle. Danielle lives in her apartment complex and is always smiling!!

Darlene and I at the Homecoming Festival on the lawn

The whole gang! We love these kids!


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