First of all, to be able to sit in a room of 10,000 like minded people who are willing to do anything stop the LRA was awesome. Sean Stevenson spoke to kick everything off and he was so inspirational. Then, the Global Summit on the LRA was great and history making. There were leaders from the USA, the AU, the EU, the ICC, the UN, the CAR, the DRC, and Uganda who all spoke on the conflict what has been done to stop it and what we can still do to see it’s end. And seeing Jedidiah, Ben, and Jason was super cool because they’re like my idols! So then, we marched. Going to a protest rally is on my bucket list so I can cross it off but really the experience was far greater than I ever expected. We chanted, “what do we want? PEACE When do we want it? NOW.” which may sound cheesy and dumb but it was really cool. 10,000 people red Kony 2012 shirt clad marching together for one cause. We got to march right down Pennsylvania Ave which was cool because that’s hard to be able to do. We marched the rest of the way to the Washington Monument and listened to the leader of the International Justice Mission speak. Then we filmed some stuff for the next IC video, and I was like 2 FEET AWAY from Jason Russell (yes I totally fangirled on the inside.) Then came our JOY. The Global Dance Night was marvelous. The Jane Doze, DJ The Very Best, Iluminate, and the Asian guy from glee all donated their time and talents to DJ and dance for us/with us. We danced for like 4 hours and it was so fun! OH AND I was walking out to get some water and I walked past Ben Keesey, the CEO of IC and I kinda freaked out on the inside. So coming back in I wakled up to him and said hi and talked to him for a little bit and WE HUGGED. I know he’s not like a movie star or anything, but he’s such an inspiration to me so it was crazy awesome. Well, that’s it in a nutshell. The best day of my life and if I could rewind and do it all again I would.
words cannot describe my excitement.
It started with me telling him about my 8th grade journal where I wrote about him all the time cause I liked him…a lot. Then I ended up telling him about how my mom wants me to ask him to prom. Then we ended up making a deal. Here it is.
- by next month, if no one else has asked me, we’re going to my prom together.
- I will buy his ticket.
- he will wear a tux.
- he will grow his beard.
we shook on it. I’m not gonna lie, I’m kinda sorta SUPER PUMPED for prom now. Cause he’s really funny and sweet and fun and awesome, so it’ll be super legit! probably way more fun than I’d have with some dumb bum from my school! JUNIOR PROM HERE I COME!