MATCH OF THE MONTH | September 2022

August 29, 2022

Sheila McDermid & Delaney

My name is Sheila, and this is my Little Sister Delaney. Delaney and I have been matched for two years and are loving each and every adventure together!

I first wanted to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters because my kids are all grown. I have four sons and no daughters or granddaughters yet, and I felt in my heart that I could contribute in a positive way to a young girl. Delaney and I have lots of similar interests, and we love to spend our time baking, making craft projects, and playing board games.

One of our favorite memories was when I took Delaney to Disney on Ice. It was the first time that she had ever been to a Disney performance, and I haven’t been to one in years. We enjoyed that a lot! I’m a big fan of football, and we got to go to a Packer game with tickets from BBBS. Delaney enjoyed the fireworks, “Roll Out the Barrel” and learning more about the sport.

I love listening and learning new things about the world/community through the eyes of a child again! Delaney is so energetic and upbeat. We love just hanging out and talking about what is going on around us. Through our time together and moving forward, I hope I have provided a safe, nurturing place for Delaney. She knows that she can reach out to me, and I will be there to support her. I hope I provide optimism and positivity when she might be unsure of herself or her circumstances. She makes me smile!

To anyone interested in becoming a Big, I would say go for it! No one is perfect, and you don’t have to be. As a team, you and your Little can learn and grow together. You can never have too many friends. Join now!