Sunday, September 22, 2013

It's good to be humbled!

 Yesterday I participated in the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. This is a picture of me with my Red Strider hat and shirt. The sign I am kneeling next to read, "Red Striders rock! You are why we walk!"

While we walked, it hit me. I am a Red Strider. These people are walking for ME!

I looked behind me and saw all of the people not wearing Red Strider attire. Those people we not just walking behind me. They were behind me in more ways. Ways that humbled me.

These people raised thousands of dollars to help find a cure for ME. These people took time out of their Saturday morning for ME.

After I took this picture, I started crying. My youngest two were walking with me. I told them that all of those people walking was a humbling experience.

What does humbling mean, Mom?

It means.... it means.... *pause due to tears I'm trying to hide*

Mom, what does it mean?

"It's when you realize that other people are more awesome than you are," is all I could get out.

These people that were behind me are awesome. They didn't have to be there. They didn't have to raise money. They did this because they are amazing.

At last count, this walk has raised a little over $30,000. Unfortunately the goal was more than twice that. Thankfully donations are still being accepted. My goal was to raise $1,000 and I'm half way there!

Why do I walk? I walk for not just me, my children's future, and those with diabetes. I also walk as a thank you to those who reminded me to be humble yesterday. Those who helped remind me that there are people in this world who are awesomely amazing. People who go above and beyond - just because they want to.

Thank you to those people!

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