Eileen is a writer, speaker and wellness coach with a bachelor’s degree in theology from Franciscan University. She and her husband Steve live in Jamesport and have four young adult children. Email Eileen
As runners passed us by, we stayed our course. Sometimes I felt that familiar feeling of not moving fast enough as runners passed. It was a mental exercise as well as physical just to stay focused on the goal to enjoy the walk and make it to the finish line.
We declare respect for human life and liberty when we protect and support others in their independent pursuits of happiness — wherever they find them — whether moving through the community in a wheelchair or telling their stories in front of crowds of people or in that first cup of coffee made with unsteady hands.
If you ask parents of kids with disabilities what they fear the most, many — if not all — would say, “the future.” It is the future that keeps us lying awake at night. The future is only as far as our worries take us.