Monday, November 10, 2008

Crop Walk '08

Henry, Svea and I participated in a Crop Walk this past Saturday to raise money and awareness about hunger around the world.

It was fun to see so many people there, eagerly participating as I had never even heard of a Crop Walk before Angela participated in one last April.

Since I've been pretty fired up about Bread for the World this year, and then the whole Obama campaign, it just made sense to raise some funds and go. It did not make a whole lot of sense to be out in the cold wind, pushing 70 pounds of children in a double stroller. But we weren't hungry, and out of that gratitude, we walked.

First, we got stickers and had an apple.

Then Henry and Svea ran in circles.

I guess it's a fitting metaphor for how futile it can feel to eradicate hunger in Evansville, the US...and the world. I think that's what Henry and Svea were getting at here.

This picture looks like it was taken at the end of the walk with Henry's head hidden and Svea's lack-of-enthusiasm face. It was, however, taken before we took one step.

Maybe next year will be easier to teach advocacy and activism.
In the meantime, we are grateful to have full bellies and warm homes.

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