Post # 1
I know most of us have a famous person that we look up to, but who is your real life hero?
Mine is my Mammaw (great grandma.) She was born and raised way out in the country, I think her and her parents and 3 sisters shared a 2 bedroom house. She was married at 13 to a guy who only made it 8th grade. She taught herself how to drive and went and got herself a job (this was when it wasnt common for women to have jobs,) not because they needed money, but she just because she wanted money of her own and didnt want to be dependent. With that money she got, she put 6 of her 8 kids through college. She juggled running a farm, having a job, and raising 8 kids. She raised my mom and her 2 sisters because my grandma was a drug addict and wouldnt take care of them.
She’s 93 now, and has alzheimer’s, but she’s still the best. The day we had to take her to a senior care home she was making jokes and flirting with the men who drove the ambulance.
I love my Mammaw. <3
My favorite picture of her, ever.
And this picture just shows off her personality. Haha.
Now share yours!
Post # 3
she’s beautiful! mine is my mother, she is everything I hope to be in a woman and mother.
Post # 4
@allyfally: That is so sweet! She is a very inspiring woman.
I have several real life heros but at the moment I’m totally amazed by my cousin G. He is an amazing father & husband and in generally a really awesome guy but today he totally blew my mind. My friend who works as a social worker for a county-affiliated foster care center posted on Facebook that donations for the Christmas presents were low this year and they were missing 50 gifts for the teenagers in the system. I figured I’d see if anyone wanted to help, so I posted about it. Within two hours, my cousin (who works for Disney) had run all over his building talking to everyone in the volunteer & philanthropy offices to see what could be done. He then walked over to the movie theater in Downtown Disney and got them to donate movie tickets— 2 for each child!
He just decided that it wasn’t fair that these kids should miss out on a gift and totally took over! I’m floored.
Post # 5
@MexiPino: Aww! He seems like a great guy.
Post # 6
Honestly it’s my fiancé, it sounds corny but he is a firefighter/paramedic and a hellicopter paramedic with life flight. I have seen him do amazing things, selfless things and handle bad things like an infant dying on him, or having to pull someone’s dead children out of a fire and then tell them , in ways I could never underStand. He risks his life to save other people almost daily, and takes care of me and loves me in ways I didn’t know existed. he’s My hero.
Post # 7
@Italiandoll: sounds like a great guy!
Post # 8
@T_Lee_Ma: thank you, he really is! And it’s not just me saying that lol from the moment we started dating I had people from everywhere telling me how amazing he was and I still do. He has such a big heart and will help anyone no matter what. Can’t wait to marry him!:)
Post # 9
I don’t know about hero, but I definitely admire my grandfather and my father. My grandfather was born in 1919, and just sort of…lived a normal life. He lived in Fall River, MA, where Lizzie Borden lived (he and his buddies used to throw things at her house…ha!), then met my grandmother at Middlebury in the late 30s. They got married in 1941, and he joined the Navy in 1942 as an officer. He was in the Pacific through the war, and had my dad in 1947. I don’t know…he’s just a really cool guy, funny and smart, nice and just…interesting. But not a hero. I feel like heroes are people who save others from drowning or whatever.
My dad is more of a “hero” I think since he’s, like, the nicest person on earth. He worked in Boston in the 70s with kids who were homeless, and then taught for thirty years before retiring. Now he writes poetry and is the editor of the New Hampshrie Poetry Magazine. He is so selfless. OH and he saved my brother from drowning, once!!!
Post # 10
Actually, when asked, most people (adults) will say that their heroes and people they admire are those close to them. I just took a class on Leadership and we had to write a huge essay and a portion of it was who we look up to, he said everyone chose relatives, or those they worked closely with for a long time. (im only telling you this because I used to think most people looked up to celebrities, or athletes, etc) I chose my mother, grandmother, and cousin! All of who are beautiful, intelligent, and amazing women! 🙂
Post # 11
@Italiandoll: So sweet. Firefighters are true heros.
@peachacid: Yeah, but I couldnt think of a shorter word for “someone in your life who you look up to,” besides idol, and I just dont like that word for some reason.
Your dad and grandpa sound really sweet. =)