Our Moms, Our Heroes

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9, 2010


When we think of our mothers, most of us are able to think of ways that she overcame bad odds, protected us, fought for us, struggled to make our lives better and gave more of herself than was probably healthy for her.   We know Mom is our hero.  We have our stories, our personal history with our mothers.

The problem is that there are too many stories to post here, so we are choosing a few, and giving you links to even more.

 Mom. How do you define hero? Many people have different definitions, but my definition of hero is one word, Mom. Helping when things are happy and when things are sad. She is always there. First of all, my mom is caring. Though sometimes we get in disagreements, we always get through. When I’m hurt she helps any way she can. When I have something to do, she always helps. Also my mom is a hard worker. She does her job well, and gets things done when they need to be done. She is never late, and she never gives up. She is also out going. She is always smiling on stage, like it’s the happiest day of her life. She is brave, going to different places she has never been before. Being caring, a hard worker, and out going, I would consider her a hero. From: IMA Hero

My mom taught my sister and I that education is everything. She did this by going back to college for five years. She needed a degree to get a better job so she could better me… My mother empowers me to do the best I can and achieve my goals. My mom is truly special to me and I wouldn’t trade her for the world. So what I’m trying to say is that I really love my mom.  From: My Hero

My grandmother, Elizabeth, is my personal hero. I greatly admire her courage, strength, and tolerance. She got married and became pregnant her senior year of high school, so college was not an option, she was forced into a domestic role. In the next few years, despite a rocky marriage, she bore three children. When the youngest was in grade school her husband began getting in legal trouble for tax evasion, this made their marriage only go increasingly down hill. A few months later, her husband ran off with a much younger woman. Elizabeth was stranded with three children and absolutely no job experience. Living only off minimal amounts of child support and some help from her wealthy inlaws, Betty put her self through a local community college, and became a secretary. She found a secretarial position quickly, and began a career. Elizabeth also had to deal with being a single-parent, which in this time was rare, so she did not have much peer support. Her oldest son, who was getting ready to enter college, was a huge help and support. She pushed on in this way until all her children were through college and had separate lives. Elizabeth now lives in Florida with her high school sweet-heart, Bruce. She is an inspiration to me and her life story should be an encouragment to all females. From: My Hero

So here’s to our mothers, the person who raised us as well as she could, and had the strength and courage to push us up on her way.

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