[If you can't tell, my pointer toe on my right foot is bleeding. Yup]
Off to Kamiakin at 5 in the morning.
Andrew met me and I jumped in his car to meet everyone at Jessi's.
Poptarts, bottled water, and a smiling face helped me feel better about this craziness were about to embark on.
After picking up Jarret we finally get to Jessi's and I walked in completely surprising her haha
She had no idea I was going to show up.
Everyone ditches the shoes into backpacks, and we head out into the 50mph winds.
Sidewalk = okay
Asphalt = needles
Our feet were cold, and being abused by rocks and weeds as we began our trek.
We tried not to complain, but it was not fun at first.
It was one of the most painful things I've put myself through.
After walking a block, we all held hands on the street corner and prayed for the walk, and for the day.
We prayed that people would see us and understand what a big deal it is for children to not have shoes, and for us not to feel the pain in our feet, and to help us have positive attitudes.
After that, there was hardly any complaining, and our feet were so numb that it almost didn't hurt anymore either.
People met up with us along the way, we listened to some Classic Crime and Needtobreathe on Jessi's Ipod, and I got to check out the cars at Archibalds as we passed.
I was disappointed.
Overall, I'll admit, I could barely do that walk.
It was not easy.
My feet are raw.
My toe is bleeding.
But that's nothing compared to what children in third world countries go through.
I tried one day. They've done it their whole lives.
Totally worth the experience.
I'd like to say that now...
...I truly understand [or at least have a better understanding].