It started off by me waiting for about an hour to see my students from Grace Prep, but once they finally got there, you might have confused me for Barack Obama for a minute... I was in Washington and dozens of people were chanting my name and happy to see me. It was a fantastic (delayed) reunion. I cannot stress enough how much I love those kids. But, oddly enough, it wouldn't even be the coolest moment of the day.
Rather than go outside, join the March, and then get all the way back and go through security again, Nancy (my mentor teacher) decided to have everyone sit down to learn about the issue that the students were there to support. What looked, at first, to be a mistake ended up being an incredible blessing. Jenny Summers from A Woman's Concern, a State College run pregnancy resource clinic, and Nancy shared stories about women that they knew who had wrestled with this issue of abortion. Statistics, Bible verses, anecdotal evidence all came to the surface. I had heard much of it before, agreed with it, but still didn’t feel entirely comfortable “rallying” about it. After the Congressmen shared their piece about their various efforts to help in the pro-life cause, we all got up and headed out to the March.
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.