Hey there Journey Group! This past Saturday was the second Buddy Event at Festival in the Park. At first I was a little skeptical about all of the confusion, the masses of people, and how it might seem overwhelming for Lee. But once we started moving around, I was amazed at Lee’s adaptability to situations that might make him uncomfortable. A poignant moment for me that occurred was when Lee, Julian and I were sitting on the benches watching groups of dancers perform their pieces. They were very graceful and uplifting dances, dances with meaning behind them. Lee joined in, and Julian and I followed his lead and his laughs. He exemplifies joy and being able to recognize that in others brings joy in my heart as well. I love making these memories now in the present, and can’t wait to appreciate and treasure them in the future.