My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Educating. Retinitis Pigmentosa

Tonight I spoke to a group of Scouts earning their disability merit badge.  They seemed to enjoy wearing my goggles and walking through an obstacle course with a cane.  They also set up a great obstacle course for me and Cricket to walk through.  Great work, Cricket.  Thanks, Natalie for joining me. They asked some good questions. I hope they got the message that a guide dog or cane gives one lots of freedom and also that a person who is blind is simply a person who is blind.  I was so proud of Cricket today.  Miss Princess Paws, Cricket, walked well through the snow packed sidewalke in our quest to buy a Diet Coke. 

Great news. I have been wearing my brace less. The doctor said it would be helpful to start moving it around (places where I could almost guarantee I wouldn't fall :). Its nice to not wear a brace for the obvious reasons and also, this fun yellow sweater that I had bought on clearance at Anthropologie has had to wait in my closet. It is such a fragile sweater that I knew it would snag all up with my brace. I'm holding cute little Dahlia with her legs out so she doesn't snag my sweater. 

I left work today so inspired by my clients.  Wow.  One shared a quote that I enjoy:  

Courage does not always roar.  Sometimes it is the quite voice at the end of the day saying,  "I will try again tomorrow." Mary Ann Radmacher 


wendy said...

that last quote was awesome.
I'll be writing that down. It is the little steps we make in life, that feel like we are making progress, being our OWN heros

I bet that was a Great educatioal experience for those scouts.

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Beth Finke said...

Love those girl scouts. Did you order any cookies?!

Becky said...

Wendy - what a great message. thank you.
Beth - boy scouts so no cookies :<. Perhaps there is a girl scout group
I can talk to :).

Retired Duo said...

Dahlia is a cutie - but you were right to guard your sweater against little doggie nails. I hope the Boy Scouts learned that a person is more than a whatever handicap they may have. Good work, Becky and Cricket.

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Wow, that is a great quote, just what I needed at this moment! And your hair looks fabulous in that photo, Becky!

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

What a fabulous thing for the scouts to be able to participate in!
I love your new sweater, gosh - you need to start shopping for me!

Allison - Brandon's Raiser

jennohara said...

Great quote!! I bet those scouts felt very educated after that. Great work to you both!!
Oh, and Happy Birthday Becky!