Hey Journey Group! Sunday August 24th marked our first buddy event of the year. As we were waiting for the buddy families to arrive, the anticipation was growing along with my nerves. Tons of questions went through my mind, although I knew I had nothing to worry about. Anna (my buddy partner) and I then met our buddy Sophie! We also got to meet her parents and younger sister Lily. In the beginning of the event, Sophie was very shy and overwhelmed, she stood close to her parents. But after swinging, snow cones, and many piggy back rides, Sophie’s hesitation faded away. By the end of the event she was even telling her parents “bye bye!” which meant go away. The day overall was such a success and a fantastic 2 hours with Sophie and Anna! It was the perfect way to end summer, and for that I am oh so grateful (: