My Hero

She is my hero! 

She married her high school sweetheart.  Had 4 kids with him.  My baby brother didn't make it.

When he died unexpectedly and left her the widow of 3 young girls, she could have gone insane easily.

She made mistakes, who wouldn't have.  She turned to booze for awhile.  But she brought herself out of it!!

She moved us, worked her *** of to give provide for our every need and tried to give us our wants.

She took in a family  who found themseleves suddenly homeless.  They lived with us for years.  We all made concessions to do it.  But it was just how it was.

She taught us kindness, self-reliance, and strength.  She taught us to be proud of who we are.  She taught us not to take bullshit from anyone.

Her life fell completely apart.  And yet she didn't.  She pulled herself up from the ashes.  She did what she had to do.  She never became bitter.

My mom is my hero and friend.  And I love and adore her with all I have.

ShatteredOne ShatteredOne
3 Responses Jul 24, 2010

She is Sherry!! It's my dad that's not. <br />
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Thank you. *hugs*

Your mom sounds like she was a wonderful lady. I am sorry she is no longer here for you.

It's amazing. Now that I'm a mom, I know where it comes from. Our kids.