Posted on August 14, 2017
Today we marched. Today we stood up and said that we do not stand for the discrimination and the violence displayed in Charlottesville. That we will not stand for hate or white supremecy.
While Derek was not able to walk as far as he would have liked, we followed right behind the police cars that drove beind the marchers. We did not want to leave the marchers without friendly support or witnesses should things have escalated more that they did. I am so incredibly proud to see some many of my white neighbors come out and show BLM and the black community that they are willing to bodily stand up. Let us keep showing up and marching.
With all this going on Derek has a rough afternoon. We did really well and got put of bed, went to church, and lunch with friends afterwards. But after standing in the heat for over an hour Derel started to feel sick. We took a break to go cool off, before making it back in time for the March to start. We made it about 4 blocks, with Aidyn on my shoulders yelling his little heart out that "Black Lives Matter", before Derek stared getting dizzy and I made him go back to the car. After the the anxiety and craziness of the March, didn't feel much better.
So we are now safe at home, Aidyn is in bed, Derek is resting, and I am taking some time to process things and do some self care. I am incredibly blessed to have both my husband and son home safe with me, where there are many prayers who cannot say the same for their families.
For now, I wish you all a restful night, to be prepared to keep standing up tomorrow. Thank you for all your continued support and donations!
Peace and love,