Meet Saif & Laurin, this match has been together for almost 3 years. Their connection has remained strong through the pandemic. They have stayed connected through Words With Friends, virtual yoga and cooking classes, as well as Zoom movie nights. They are an inspiring example of how to stay connected and stay safe. Way to go you two, and congrats on being our Match of The Month!
When Saif & Laurin were fist matched, Saif said he was looking for someone to open him up to new things, and have new adventures with. Laurin came along and sparked his interest in the environment and community service through recycled art projects and cleaning up Gallup Park. Learning to see how little actions can have a big impact, can teach a Little to see that they have the potential to change the world around them.
Saif & Laruin both love to cook, pre-pandemic they attended a cooking class and made pizza together, it is still one of their favorite outings. Laurin has continued to support Saif’s passion through cookbooks and virtually cooking sessions via Zoom. By supporting Saif in this way, Laurin is empowering him to explore and grow through something that matters to him. This kind of support also builds the confidence for a child to grow beyond what they previously thought was possible.
As Saif’s and Laurin’s relationship has grown over the years, Laurin has had the opportunity to help Saif through some of the more challenging parts of growing up. They have had conversations around how to set healthy boundaries, and navigate emotional hardships. When Littles learn these complex skill sets it gives them the ability to defend their own potential, even when an adult isn’t present. Saif and his mother have expressed a deep gratitude for Laurin's empathy, kindness and openness. Laurin said it has been a gift to get to know Saif and his family. Stories like this are why we do what we do, you two make a great team, and congrats again on being the Match of The Month.
Changing Lives-- One Story at a Time.