Tailrace wouldn’t be Tailrace without the next generation.
I have a deep admiration for the youth that volunteer and work at Tailrace. I adore them, admire them. I am grateful to them. We simply couldn’t do what we do without their heart, their energy, their giggle and their love of life.
They make me want to dance and sing, wear bright pink shoes and do crazy fun things.
I love how they love. They love BIG.
One of our stand out young people is Andrew Biggs.
Andrew is 14 and has been volunteering at our school holiday program since it started 2 years ago. Thank you Andrew.
What I love about Andrew is his heart. He genuinely loves the kids that comes and works all day to make sure that they know he cares for them.
Let’s face it kids aren’t going to look at someone like me and go “I want to be like them when I grow up.” They are going to look at the age above them and go, “I want to be like them!”
There is something beautiful when the one generation care for the generation underneath them.
It is winsome and attractional!
I love the hours that Andrew gives. He is often there at 8 in the morning and still going at 5pm. Long days but I never seem him falter in the sweetness of his spirit towards kids. He teases and he laughs, he jokes and plays, he tells me how to do things right when I get them wrong – which I love. He knows the kids and what they like and what they don’t like. His youth and vitality make kids be kids.
I love his faithfulness. He has been faithful in every school holiday for 2 years now. He’s not there every day but he’s there more days then not. I love his thinking – he gets it – it is more blessed to give than to receive.
So Andrew thank you for loving the kids in our school holiday program. Thank you for your generous heart. We love watching how you love others. It inspires us, encourages us and we simply admire you.
Thank you Andrew