About 4 years ago Jack bought me this book at the Dollar Store because he knows I am a sucker for anything about female political activists. And I read quickly--so for a dollar, why not. I read the book and it was fascinating. I thought it was so fantastic--such an bold and assuming woman--but I never followed up on it.
While we were in France, this exact pic of her book was hanging on a humungous banner draped from a building we stumbled upon. We figured she was there speaking about her book or politics in Colombia or something, since it was the jacket cover on the banner. She also is a French citizen, so we didn't think much of it. Plus, not reading French put us at a disadvantage.
Turns out it was a vigil for her, and they used that cover because it was the latest pic of her. Seeing the headline tonight, Jack called me in and we were flabergasted to see she has been in captivity for 6 years, and tonight she is free. No thanks to us.
It was an ironic kick in the pants that I have got to do more--to be more. Not just for my family, or my community, but for the world. I want my boys to grow up defending the undefended. Rescues like this won't happen everyday, so I have got to be a voice for people who have none. No excuses.