Joelle (hyarmi_records) wrote in shouts_of_joy,

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Much to be thankful for:

     The 36th annual March for Life at the State Capitol was blessed with the fairest, warmest weather of the entire month. I forgot to pack my heating pad and couldn't find foot-warmers, but I didn't need either of them.

     Also blessed by the largest turnout in a fair few years--some 4-5 thousand, they estimated. And delighted to get to hear in person from the State Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and Norm Coleman. The state senators and congressmen up there in their suits weren't miserably cold this year either.

     I was heartened by the mood of the crowd, as I wasn't certain what to expect. Determination, resolution, defiance--anything but despair and defeatism. Thank you, God!

     I had fun thinking ten years back and laughing at myself. Crazy 20-something gave blood and then walked the .75 miles (1.2 km) uphill at speed to go to the march, now I'm an 'old' 30-something and I'm very glad for a day between the two events.

     On a separate note, I'm glad I got as much done as I did last night, especially after spending an hour on the phone with a coworker.

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