Hi Journey Group! So in PFO a lot of teens and parents are going to run the Thunder Road 5k in November in honor of the non-profit Taylor’s Tale, which raises money for rare diseases such as Batten’s disease. Last year, we all went out to support Taylor, the namesake of the non-profit who has Batten’s disease, and her sister who was running the race blind folded in honor of Taylor. This year PFO has set a goal to have parents running blindfolded too, led by teens. But there was a catch, you would not be running with your own parent or teen. While I will be in the cheering section come race day, I was inspired by all the runners who are choosing to partake in this challenge. It got me thinking. There is a student who is blind in my homeroom, and on more than one occasion I have been assigned to guide him to his next class. We barely know each other, yet he is forced to trust me to guide him. How scary must that be?! I am in awe by the runners and people with disabilities who take such a leap of faith to trust someone they do not know very well to help them. I find it very hard to accept help from others, even people who I know very well like my mom. Accepting help can be a humbling experience, and I like to believe that I’ve got everything under control all the time. But the fact is I don’t, and so my goal for this month is to recognize when I need help and to accept help.
Thanks for reading,
Zoe