Good Gawd, ‘tis Monday.
Oh well, I’m still fired up from this weekend’s activities…specifically, from the St. Louis Walk for Choice event that happened Saturday.
Last week I noticed a ton of messages posted about Walk for Choice events in cities all over the country. I kept hoping to see St. Louis on the map, but as of Wednesday it wasn’t there. This bitch was exhausted from a week spent preparing to lobby, lobbying, and then preparing for and participating in a town hall meeting.
I just couldn’t rustle up the energy to even think about pulling a walk together my damn self.
But I didn’t have to…
…because a first time organizer stepped up and pulled the St. Louis Walk for Choice together for all of us!
When I saw the message that St. Louis was walking Saturday I damn near cried.
And when I showed up at MoKaBe’s Saturday morning and met the fantabulous organizer and my fellow walkers…well, I got a much needed emotional boost.
It wasn’t a huge group, but we lacked in numbers we made up for in enthusiasm. We were welcomed along the way by folks blasting their horns in support and waving their fists through car windows.
After we were done I drove home and let it all sink in.
Regular folks from my community came together to show their support for their community health care provider…to shout their outrage over the proposed cuts to proven programs that serve the people…and to be encouraged knowing that they are not alone.
I needed the hell out of that.
Many thanks to the organizers who put the walk together and to my fellow St. Louisans who came out and walked the walk!