Thursday, October 16, 2014
I have had the opportunity (and will continue to do so for the next year) to mentor this sweet girl. I have known her for the last 6 plus years. Recently she made choices that were contrary to law abiding citizens and also decided to drop out of school. She bravely decided to try a military school in Northern Idaho to get her head back on her shoulders and make something of her life. I could not be more proud of her and the path she is taking. Being her mentor, I got to go visit her in Pierce, Idaho (near Orofino, Idaho). It is about 200 miles from Nampa, but about a 5 1/2 hour drive. We got to work all day long at this beautiful reservoir and just talk as we worked. I get to go again in November and then back for graduation in December. It has been a big commitment, as we write at least weekly, but I hope through all she is going through she knows I am there for her and I know she can do hard things! So proud of you, Kyla!