The Power Of A Few Hours

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 14, 2011

By Laura Aron
Special to the Enterprise

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.”  
I had thought about it many times. I had visited the website, looked over requirements, donated money, and even participated in fundraisers for the organization. I definitely believed that Big Brothers Big Sisters was a great cause and – while my circumstances had never been quite right to become a “Big” – it was something that was high on my “Some Day” list.
A little over two years ago, my husband and I moved to North Carolina and settled into Oak Valley. My husband is a psychologist; I am a nurse. As reflected by our choice in professions, we both have a passion for helping people and believe in doing what we can to try to make the world a better place. When it comes to children, we believe that being a parent is not the only way to have a positive impact on children and …