I expected to be nervous and to feel out of my element, yet I felt confident in my ability to relay not only my struggle but those that have been shared with me through readers of this blog. I spoke about so many of my readers and friends that I felt empowered by the sheer number of individuals supporting my efforts. Walking into each meeting, I knew that I was not alone.
I felt fortunate to be able to speak on behalf of so many of my friends and colleagues. I live a short train ride from DC, which makes my undertaking this task feasible. Scott was supportive of my accepting the invitation to lobby and immediately took off work so that he could stay home with Timmy. Although I had the adventure, he was the one who was utterly frazzled and exhausted when I came home. (Maybe now he will appreciate why I am so tired by the end of the day?)