Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.



At the last conference, with good friends who’s son was killed.

I’m gearing up for this weekend’s conference here in D.C., just got the roster of attendees along with a synopsis of the truck crashes that changed their lives forever. There are thirty-five families coming, eleven of them are groups or individuals I’ve never met. Of those attending, the most recent crash was this past January when a 30 year old was struck and killed while working alongside a road.

Not quite six months ago.


Would you be strong enough to attend a conference about safety issues if your son had been killed just six months ago? It shows the level of love and resilience these people have that they’re willing to be hurt again as they tell the story, as they tell it repeatedly over the next five days.

I doubt any of us realized how strong we really were when we began this journey. And it’s my goal this weekend to show them how strong they are. And to cushion the pain just a bit as they join us in the fight.

Wish me luck.

Change is hard here in D.C.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

15 thoughts on “Sobering

  1. Dawn,

    May you find the strength needed to continue to spread the word about roadside safety. I know it will be an emotional weekend for all. Take good care of yourself.

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  2. Prayers, Dawn. These new families are blessed to have someone like you to show them the ropes, to encourage them to gain strength from one another, and to cushion the pain!


  3. Love to you and your friends whose son was killed. You are all strong and wondrous people.


  4. Wishing you luck, love, and strength.


  5. Stay strong, stay compassionate, fight!


  6. What you’re doing is absolutely critical … for the industry and for these people. Thank you.


    • Yes it is. If not for us I’m not sure that the industry wouldn’t get what it wants without protest. And more people would die or be injured. The trends, even with us protesting and making a loud noise, keeps going up.

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