Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gala day

Okay, can I be honest. There's a little part of me that is sad about not getting a top 5 honor...but good grief, the people that did deserve them!

I've learned a lot in the last two days about what volunteering and serving means to other people. I've sat at a table with men and women who mentor youth, have set up free health clinics, have sold hundreds of dollars worth of lemonade for great causes and I have heard the stories of women and men who have given their all for the things that God has led them too. It's very honoring to be a Jefferson Award Honoree and have been given the chance to come to Washington DC to hear the stories from around the country, and around the world.

This morning we heard from the CEO of Goodwill, a NBA star, I met my Senators, had ANOTHER on camera interview and this evening went to a Gala Dinner. I sent a text to K at one point that and said "whose life is this?" because it certainly doesn't feel like mine.

There are pictures to come in a day or so. Right now, bed is calling. Tomorrow is one last photo op wherever we land and then home. Grateful for the experience and wondering how I can pack these awesome flowers in my suitcase! :)


Anonymous said...

We are all so proud of you-and honored by you-congratulations

Kanda said...

We woke up early and the first thing we did from here in Brazil was log onto the computer to check your blog. What a surreal and humbling experience this has been. You're a champ in all our eyes! Love you lots! Kanda and Harold