It’s been busy here for these two since last Friday. They had to be up at 7:00 a.m to get to our Friday home school class an hour away. They work and study all day to get home by 8 p.m.. There is reading, writing, studying and very little play that happens on Fridays for us. Saturday morning was an other early start. We had to be up before 6 a.m. to get to a debate tournament. That day there were four rounds of debating with this years reform (( should the federal government significantly reform the criminal justice system. )) that lasted all day until 7:00 p.m. that night.
Sunday morning it was finally time to get ready for the important part of the weekend. The part of the weekend that they had been looking forward to for months. They had to be up at a very early 4:15 a.m. to catch a bus traveling to Washington D.C. to stand up for life.
I am told there was a sea of young and old people alike of over 45,000 from all over the world Marching for Life. They told me this was the most awesome thing they have ever been part of. They just couldn’t believe how amazing it all was.
When I picked these two up at 2 this morning after a 10 hour bus ride home, one night in a hotel and two days marching in the freezing rain standing up for a cause they believe in these kids were full of energy, excitement and life.
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it.Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it.
~ Mother Teresa ~
Kathryn and Stephen are on their way to Washington D.C. this morning to the March for Life rally with a bus load of kids, some parents and their very amazing youth group leader.
I realize my two are going on this trip for many reasons: they want to be with their friends, they want the adventure, they want to have a good time, and last but not least, they want to stand up for life.
Little do they know things will not be that simple. Little to they know they are on their way to learn a life time of lessons this weekend. I admire that they have the guts to not only stand up for what matters in this crazy world of ours, they are fine examples of what our future holds.
I think – What a privilege it is to be called their mother.