Friday and Saturday were the annual Knights of Freedom Summit that is put on by AYLI. All I can say is WOW!!!!! OK, so I can say more. My friend Emily is the Knights of Freedom Liaison, and therefore was in charge of this amazing and grand event. She did a wonderful job. Her husband was great, too. I volunteered as a camp matron this year. Sione volunteered as a squire. We all had costumes to wear (Emily’s queen outfit was beautiful!) and the storyline was really great. It was well organized, and the master knights (young adult boys) did a fabulous job with these 85 boys ages 8-12. We got Sione a foam sword and a vinyl shield so he can spar with Collin here at home. The boys made their own shield and satchel, went to virtue workshops, had a tournament based on the rules of combat, and went on a quest. Then it all culminated in a big battle with the evil villains. Watching this group of 85 boys and about 30 men (with a couple of moms thrown in) battle it out with swords and shields (the villains didn’t actually get any shields) was fabulous! Everywhere you looked you saw grins as big as I’ve ever seen. Young and old alike. These beautiful 2 days included an array of emotions. Reverence, excitement, frustration, dissapointment, fun, exhaustion, and more for all involved. I am excited to be there again next year!
Stand for Something.