Hey journey group!!! Saturday was our first buddy event and I was so excited to finally meet my buddy!! She was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She was so fun to be around!! She really engaged with Sarah’s and my conversation and wanted to get to know more about it. She loved the splash park. I felt a great connection to Roma because she, like my brother, loved the splash park and it was so fun to see her do something that she genuinely enjoyed. She was also really polite which was something that put me in awe. She asked me about my scarf, and even started talking about how she saw a lot of people with scarves on T.V. It was so cool to me to see her make this connection. She told me that her name was a family name, and that Roma was her grandmother’s name. She started to tell me about her immediate family, but also about her cousins. I found out her favorite colors were pink and purple, and she loved ONE DIRECTION!! It was probably the highlight of my day when she said this, because I am a huge one direction fan. We bonded over our favorite 1D songs, and who our favorite band members were. It was really fun and I can’t wait to see her again at Festival at the Park!!!