"I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all."
Growing up I was exposed to multiple opportunities to give back to my community. I attended mission trips in other states, volunteered for community events, and participated in local benefit fundraisers. Through these opportunities I came to the realization that I have a servant’s heart. I truly believe that giving is better than receiving, no matter the value or capacity of the gift.
My sophomore year of high school I had a discussion with my softball coach. He was ready and willing to start making phone calls to colleges on my behalf. However, I told him that my senior season would be my 13th season, and my last – which it was. After ending my softball career, I came to Auburn. But it was after my second year here that I realized I was missing something. So, I reached out to the City of Auburn’s Parks and Recreation department, gave them my contact information, and told them to pass it along to any coaches in need of an assistant. A few days later I was contacted by a gentleman who had just moved back to the area and needed help coaching his daughter’s team. And that’s when it all started.
During my time in Auburn, I’ve found a family in the organizations I’ve been involved in and have been able to give back to others, particularly young girls. It has been an amazing, heartfelt journey that I will miss dearly. My hopes are that I have had half the impact on these organizations and their members that they have had on me. To all the families that have taken me in, thank you. To all the girls, I want you to remember one thing, 1 Timothy 4:12. “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” It’s this verse that set the backbone of my mindset when it comes to who I am and what I can do, and it can do the same for you.