Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Day 2 of Walking In Her Shoes

Tuesday was my day 2 of the Walk In Her Shoes challenge.  Again, I just about managed to do 10,000 steps but by the end of the day I was absolutely shattered and was in bed not long after the kids.  The biggest part of my walk today was the walk back to my car and today it was a VERY slow walk back.  It seems that every day something new is hitting me and today it was bear feet!

I was walking back in my comfy shoes, with nice warm lining and a cushioned heel on pavements that have recently been re laid. I got thinking about the conditions these young girls walk in and tried to imagine doing my walk in bear feet on gravel paths for miles and miles.  I selfishly thanked my lucky stars that I didn't have to do that walk.

Then I thought about my little girl doing that walk in bear feet on a gravel path for miles and miles and that's what broke my heart.  No mother would want to see their baby walk in those conditions for the simply necessity of clean water.

These women and girls have to make this journey every day and after only 2 days I'm already counting down until the end of day 7.  This is why more than ever we need to raise awareness to get solutions in place so that young girls can live their lives as young girls!

1 comment:

Natalie Ray said...

What a fabulous thing to do, well done :)