A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of taking two of our young boys to the Hard Rock Cafe. My cousin had won a $25 gift card at our Life with Books fundraiser last month & he gave it to one of the boys. Talk about best experience ever. It wasn’t until I was with Kevin and Michael outside of Tree House that I noticed how absolutely awesome it is to know them and how honored I feel to be a part of their lives. I learned that night that I’m not just their tutor, I’m their friend and if I never volunteered at Tree House I wouldn’t know them…how crazy is that? I can’t imagine my life without Kevin, the 12-year-old kid who loves wrestling more than anyone I know; the kid who will do just about anything to make you laugh, and Michael his 13-year-old brother who lights up a room when he smiles, and loves to “make you look” whenever he gets the chance.
These boys are so special. That night we spent downtown will always top the list for me. We laughed, we ate, and I got to see them for who they really are…GREAT KIDS!