I was chosen to spread the word about a new Yoplait ® Go Big campaign and share how my teen is amazing. Sometimes we get so busy that we do not always make time to tell the ones we love how much they mean to us. I think this is especially important to do for our children, especially tweens and teens, because they tend to struggle with their identity and self worth during these years.
This is an open letter to my son...
I can not believe you are 15 and a Sophomore in high school this year. Between working hard this summer to make the school soccer team, learning to drive, and being active in the church youth group, I have seen you mature so much over the last year. In some ways it is heartbreaking to lose that cute little boy playing with trains and needing my help, but on the other hand, it is rewarding to know that I have done a good job as a mother and raised an independent young man.
Here are the ways you inspire me:
1. You love God
You love going to church and being involved in all of the various youth activities and church volunteer opportunities. I have seen you raise your hands in worship at youth camp, not holding back or being embarrassed about what others may think. I watch you pray before meals, even sometimes having to remind me to do so. I am so proud of your Christian walk and hope you inspire others at school.
2. You are a great athlete
From a young age, you always wanted to be involved in sports. Whether it was baseball, basketball, or soccer, you have always excelled at team sports. You are a natural leader and encouraging to your other teammates on and off the playing field. I was so proud of you when you took the risk this year and tried out for the high school soccer team, even when you were not guaranteed to make it. Even though you have sat the bench much more than you played, you have done it with grace and without complaining. (to me anyway) I hope you continue to work hard and be an encouragement to your team.
3. You are compassionate to others
I love how you have a heart for helping others and want to give to those who are less fortunate. You have spent hours volunteering at homeless shelters and food pantries, helping prepare items for those in need. You have given up part of your last two summers to go and work in the heat at Red Springs Mission camp, mowing, weeding, and painting. You always want me to give to those begging on the street and will use your own money if I do not have cash on me. I hope you never lose your giving spirit and use it for good and inspiring others.
It has not always been easy, but I would not trade this experience for the world! You are my one and only son and I love you!
Do you have an amazing teen too? Why not let Go Big spotlight that amazingness? For a chance to win the spotlight for your teen, go to the Go Big Facebook page and share how your teen inspires you. Go Big will select three teens with amazing stories and give them a platform to show the world! For more information, full contest rules can be found on the Go Big Facebook Page.
Because your teen is so amazing, they need a snack that fits their BIG lifestyle! Yoplait Go Big is a new, large yogurt pouch designed specifically for teens. My son has always liked the yogurt tubes, but as he has grown and gotten more active, they did not satisfy his hunger. The Go Big pouch is made with real fruit and is the perfect size for your teen. It is easy to open with a "grip & rip" pouch design, great for your on-the-go teen!
Yoplait Go Big pouches come in two flavors: Strawberry/Mixed Berry and Peach Mango/Cherry and can be found at your local grocery store, Walmart, or Target.
Which flavor will your teen prefer? Don't forget to head over to the Go Big Facebook page to enter them in the challenge!