It is with a very sad heart I am sitting in Los Arcos, Spain writing this to you and my companion is on her way back to Canada. After several days rest Macy's pain continued to increase so she made the very difficult and disappointing decision to end her Camino for now. I say for now because I trust she is able to come back one day and finish what she so valiantly started. I will miss her every step of the way but I will continue on.
A very common question asked on the Camino is "why?" "Why are you walking?" People are walking for so many different reasons. Some religious, others for health; many are walking for life experience or to challenge themselves. I must say it is quite an experience. To set out with only the basic necessities of life on your back and walk. Your life is so simple with the singular daily goal to reach the day's destination.
If you ask "why does Daughter Project Canada exists?" We know exactly why. We exist because everyday young Canadian girls are being lured, groomed, sold, bought and raped. These girls and every girl at risk of exploitation is as precious as our own daughters. Because of what we know we are compelled to do something about it.
Will you join your voice with ours? Will you help get the word out? Canada we have a problem and we must do something about it. It's not going to be easy and it won't be overnight but it must be done!
Until next time.