Here are just a few of the kids that stayed overnight on the floor, in the lower level of the national shrine.
One of the many altars, Mother of Good Counsel
---a personal favorite. :)
a champion of the pro life movement
Here are a few shots from around the rest of the shrine~
a beautiful wall of glass in the crypt
The main church
The Grand Exterior and famous dome
now-we had to get to where the march was being held, which required riding the Metro--which promptly broke. We got off a stop or so early and walked/trotted the rest of the way. It was one way to keep warm!
When we got there, here is where we waited till the March itself began~behind the rally stage.
For being such a recognized figure throughout the world, he is a very accessible, approachable guy.
Hey, Brother Leo!
Here a few shots of the march, not taken by us, but to give you an idea of what was next~
We were there in the sea of black signs, toward the left. This was at the head of the march and it continued at this volume for *hours.* The estimates were in the 350,000 range. Plus,it was in the 20's that day. Anybody see it on the evening news? No, I thought not. Oh, yes, NPR did a little coverage. They showed a close up angle shot, blocking out the masses in the background, of all seven counter protesters. hmm. I won't post it here, but it's all over if you want to see it. hrmph.
Here's our group, Silent no More Awareness. We're there somewhere :)
Then we reached the steps of the Supreme Court, and about 100 women and men, one by one got up and gave their post abortion testimonies. I was allowed to go fourth, as our bus was leaving in about 30 minutes...
everyone in that huge group listened so attentively and was so supportive~ it was a grace filled event.
Many thanks to Bob for getting what pictures he could. Between the crowd, holding a sign, having either gloves or cold fingers, he did pretty well!
Also, I still ask if you would please keep our daughter and family in your prayers. I may not be able to blog and interact with you all as much, but I do appreciate my blog-friends and your prayers mean a lot to us.
~thanks, God Bless you!~