You came to my school in Calgary and I really wanted to say your presentation was one of the best things I’ve ever seen. In the beginning i loved it all, it was like a comedy show for teens and it was a great way to start off. I loved how you got two of my male classmates to hug to show how men are different from girls. It made me and my friend really comfortable and more willing to listen to what you had to say. Even after all the laughing had stopped you still kept us interested. (Something that many other presenters at my school failed to do) The stories you shared we the most amazing stories I have ever heard in my life and they made me cry so much I had to hug my best friend the whole time. Even when I (and pretty much ever other girl) was crying it really made every moment enjoyable. When we all got to hug Sawyer in the middle and when we got to go around saying Thank you and I’m sorry to everyone. It was fantastic. Please never stop what your doing and I hope I can see one of your presentations again sometime. -Olivia
Growing up I wish my parents would have admitted they were wrong sometimes – it would have been nice to hear them say “sorry… and please forgive me.” Parents make mistakes just like kids do. I know that I learn by example so if I heard Mom and Dad apologize more often, it would have helped me admit my own mistakes through my growing years.
Things I wish my kids knew… I think about them all the time and love them with all my heart and my life. I always wish the very best for them and wish they didn’t have to go through any sadness or heartache but I am always here for them with open arms to take the sadness away.
Thank you for coming to our school. The grad retreat really helped me. I was really scared to talk about something that had been bothering me for a while. It’s about my mom. You see I am moving to the states in a month and my mom and I are not even talking. I didn’t want to leave on bad terms. For some reason I had the courage to talk to you. You suggested that I write her a letter and tell her how much she means to me. Well I did write the letter. I never gave it to her though. I realized that writing it help me so much. BUT here’s the thing… a few days before I left to the states, my mom told me she was proud of me and super excited for me to go on this adventure. I am so happy and thankful! This what I needed to hear more than anything. Thank you for all you have done, and I believe it was no coincidence that you showed up to our school one day after the worse nights of my life. Thank you for inspiring us and taking the time to talk to me.
You really motivated me before I lost hope. I could relate to so many things that happened to you and hearing these things brought me to tears. I’ll never forget the part when my friend hated me and you said if you have a friend who you may not like anymore stand up and go hug them and tell them how much they mean to you. I stood up, hugged them told them how much they meant to me and I turned around to the sound of people calling my name and seeing her in tears. I thought she hated me until she broke down in tears and so did I. Just to see her like that and the next thing you know she’s in my arms and we look like we’re dancing both in tears. This proves that you’re a true reflection of God I’ll never forget what you did for me. You cared so much for me even though you never new me. Thank you so much I’ll never forget what you did us.