...looks an awful lot like this woman:
Yes, this is the beautiful, amazing, pro-life champion, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann! I was so lucky to have run into her in the halls of Congress today! In fact, I didn't even see her at first. We were just walking out of Mike Pence's office (because I'm originally from Indiana) and she saw us and asked if we were in town for the March. I turned around, noticed who made the comment, and my knees went weak! No literally, I just. about. lost it. I might as well have been 14 years old and backstage at a Taylor Swift concert. I so wish my husband had been on the other side of me to see if I looked as pathetic as I feel like I did! As though we were old friends, I reached my arms out to give her a big bear hug. God bless her, she hugged me right back! She even knelt down to say hi to Jack and asked him how his day was going! She was beyond kind and even humble - a virtue so lacking in our nation's capital.
See, I've never been one to get starstruck by celebrities. In fact, I don't necessarily consider celebrity to be the same as what society considers to be celebrity. I don't think people should be revered simply for looking beautiful or for using their talents (or lack thereof) to corrupt our culture. Personally, I "celebritize" (Blogger is telling me I just made up a word) people with brains who use their talents to forward the common good. People who choose to make a real difference, especially if it's unpopular with the "cool kids" (as opposed to jumping onto the latest trendy bandwagon Hollywood cause).
And this woman sets the bar. She is an unflinching advocate for the unborn. She is a successful attorney from Minnesota, has 5 kids, and she and her husband have fostered TWENTY-THREE children!! (Where on earth she finds the time, I'll never understand.) And she is one of the leading pro-life advocates on Capitol Hill. She has been one of my heroes for several years. I have so much respect for her. It was a thrill getting to meet her!
That was certainly the highlight of my day, but I have plenty more pictures to share. But it's been a long day, so more tomorrow!
PS: Please note that no, I do not weigh 300 pounds. It was a high of 23 degrees today so I was ultra-layered! Which also means I was not wearing my most flattering pants! :)