So last week was a long one. It started with an anxious heart and ended for me (and oooooo I don't know, maybe a couple of million people around the world) on one of the most uplifting and inspiring days of my life.
I participated in one of the sister marches of the Women's March in Trenton, New Jersey on January 21st. I would have been in Washington DC except it was my daughter's 4th birthday and there was birthday cake to be eaten. My daughter doesn't understand the issues that are at hand and even though I would be marking for her rights along with all children's rights, it did not feel right to spend the whole day away from here. So to Trenton I went.
In total hindsight, I am so glad that I went to the Trenton March. I listen to and was introduced to many women, local women, who discussed why they march and what we can do to fight. I was introduced to Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, someone I look forward to following, learning about and supporting in the future.
The most inspiring reason I was thankful that I went to Trenton to March was listening to Edith Savage Jennings. A wise women that has been fighting her entire life for these damn issues. I was so happy to stand there and listen to her and discover another strong female warrior role model. And to really listen to her when she said:
"I beg and implore you - do not let this be your last march."
"I truly pray this movement will send a message: we will not stand for anything that is not right,"
Don't worry Edith, this will not be my last stand.